Schools Forum
Wednesday, 17th January, 2018 4.30 pm

Venue: Conference Room B - Civic Offices. View directions

Contact: Jane Di Dino 023 9283 4060  Email:

No. Item




Declarations of Interests.


Membership changes.


Minutes and matters arising from the previous meeting held on 13 December 2017. pdf icon PDF 80 KB


2018- 19 School Revenue Funding Arrangements and Dedicated Schools Grant Budget. pdf icon PDF 425 KB


a.    To seek endorsement for the final stage submission to the Education Funding Agency (EFA) by 19 January, of the 2018-19 mainstream school revenue funding pro-forma for the Primary and Secondary phases.


b.    To inform Schools Forum of the initial determination of the schools budget (including the individual schools budgets) for 2018-19 and to seek the necessary approvals and endorsements required.


RECOMMENDED that the Schools Forum:


a.    Approve the amount of the growth fund for 2018-19 at £342,600.


b.    Approve the determination of the 2018-19 schools budget (including the individual schools budgets) shown at Appendix 1, together with the supporting explanations contained within this report and specifically agree the following budget lines:

               i.    Admissions;

              ii.    Schools Forum;


c.    Endorse the proposed changes to the mainstream schools revenue funding formula as set out in section 6.


d.    Endorse the school revenue funding pro-forma at Appendix 7 for submission to the EFA on the 19 January 2018.


e.    Endorse the 2018-19 Element 3 Top-up rates for the Resourced Units and Alternative Provision settings as set out in Appendix 5.


a.    Endorse the decision that any carry-forward balances from 2017-18 be used to assist with the continued introduction of the funding reform changes and fund any potential financial pressures arising during 2018-19.


b.    Endorse the local funding arrangements in respect of the 2, 3 and 4 year old early years provision for 2018-19; which will comply with the requirements of both the regulations and the operational guide.


c.    Endorse the submission of the disapplication request to the DfE with regards to the University Technical College, as set out in paragraph 6.13.


d.    Note the de-delegated unit values for 2018-19 as shown at Appendix 3.


Additional documents:


Dates of Future Meetings.

Already agreed:

28 February - Conference Room A, second floor, the Civic Offices.

11 July - Conference Room A, second floor, the Civic Offices.



10 October - Conference Room A, second floor, the Civic Offices.

5 December - The Executive Meeting Room, third floor, the Guildhall.


16 January 2019 - Conference Room B, second floor, the Civic Offices.