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   

Schools Funding Formula Consultation 2021/22

The consultation on the funding formula for 2021/22 will run from 12 November to 27 November. 

Details on the two models being consulted on are set out below:

Schools Block Formula Working Group 2020

Summary of Covid-19 Funding Guidance for Schools

Election of Primary Maintained Governor Representative  2020

Supporting Statements for the Candidates

The next meeting of the Schools’ Forum

The next meeting of the Schools’ Forum will be held on Thursday 4 February 2021.

Venue: Remote via Teams

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

Future meetings of the Schools' Forum

The dates of the meetings of the Schools’ Forum for 2020-21 are as follows:

  • Thursday 4 February 2021
  • Thursday 10 June 2021

Meetings to take place 16:30-18:30

Venue: Holmes Chapel Community Centre or Remote

Schools’ Forum December 2020

Agenda and papers for this meeting.

Agendas and minutes of previous meetings can be accessed below:

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