Schools Forum
Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 4.30 pm

Venue: Conference Room A - Civic Offices. View directions

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Declarations of Interest


Minutes of the Previous Meeting held on 21 November 2017. pdf icon PDF 85 KB


Dedicated Schools Grant Budget Monitoring Report for the Second Quarter 2017/18. pdf icon PDF 158 KB


To inform the Schools Forum of the projected revenue expenditure within the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for the current financial year 2017-18 as at the end of September 2017.


RECOMMENDED that the Schools Forum:

1.    Notes the forecast year-end budget position for the Dedicated Schools Grant as at the end 30th September 2017, together with the associated explanations contained within this report.


2.    Endorses the necessary adjustments to Dedicated Schools Grant early years budgets and DSG income budget, to reflect the changes in grant funding due to pupil number changes.


School Funding Arrangements 2018-2019 pdf icon PDF 198 KB


The main purpose of the report is to inform the Schools Forum of the further progress being made towards the implementation of changes to the school revenue funding arrangements for 2018 to 2019 and to seek the necessary approvals.


RECOMMENDED that the Schools Forum:


a)    Endorse the proposed changes to the mainstream funding formula factors for 2018 to 2019, as informed by consultation with schools and approved by the Cabinet Member as set out in section 4, specifically:


·         To retain the Reception Uplift factor.

·         To calculate initial funding allocations for 2018 to 2019 based on the proposed unit values shown in the table at paragraph 4.6.

·         To add the Primary Free School Meal factor to the list of proposed factors whose financial value could be adjusted to maintain overall affordability following the receipt of the October 2017 census data in December 2017.



b)   Agree for maintained schools to make a contribution of £20.50 per pupil towards central services as set out in paragraph 5.3.

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Dates of Future Meetings.

17 January 2018.