The Schools' Forum 

The Schools Forum is a statutory body made of up of schools and non-schools members. Local Authorities are obliged to consult their Schools Forums annually in respect of issues relating to the schools budget, specifically in connection with the following:

  • arrangements for the education of pupils with special educational needs
  • arrangements for the use of pupil referral units and the education of children otherwise than at school
  • arrangements for early years provision
  • administrative arrangements for the allocation of central government grants paid to schools via the authority

The DfE has published a guide on the role of the Schools' Forum.

Schools' Forum reference documents   

Summary of Covid-19 Funding Guidance for Schools

Election of Primary Maintained Governor Representative  2020

Supporting Statements for the Candidates

June 2021 Schools Forum Meeting

Schools’ Forum Meetings 2021-22

The meetings of the Schools’ Form for 2021-22 are as follows:

  • Thursday 7 October 2021
  • Thursday 9 December 2021
  • Thursday 17 February 2022
  • Thursday 16 June 2022

Meetings to take place 16:30-18:00

Venue: Remote via Teams

If you are a member of the Public, contact for details on how to join the meeting.

Agendas and minutes of previous meetings can be accessed below:

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