Schools Forum
Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 4.30 pm

Venue: The Executive Meeting Room - Third Floor, The Guildhall. View directions

Contact: Lisa Gallacher 023 9283 4056  Email:

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Declarations of Interest


Minutes of the meeting held on 17 December 2019 and matters arising pdf icon PDF 120 KB


Membership changes


Schools Revenue Funding Arrangements 2020-2021 pdf icon PDF 344 KB


The purpose of this report is to


a.    seek endorsement for the final stage submission to the Education and Funding Skills Agency (ESFA) by the 21 January, of the 2020-21 mainstream school revenue funding pro-forma for the Primary and Secondary phases.


b.    inform Schools Forum of the progress towards the initial determination of the schools budget (including individual schools budgets) for 2020-21 and to seek the necessary approvals and endorsements required.



RECOMMENDED that school members of the Schools Forum:


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


b.    Endorse the school revenue funding pro-forma at Appendix 3 for submission to the ESFA on the 21 January 2020.


RECOMMENDED that the Schools Forum:


c.    Endorse the budget to be held centrally for the payment of central licences negotiated nationally for all schools by the Secretary of State


d.    Approve the carry forward the final balance of the Schools Specific Contingency Fund from 2019-20 to 2020-21 to be used for the same purpose.


e.    Approve the Growth Fund criteria for 2020-21 and secondary values as set out in Section 6 and Appendix 4.


f.     Approve the budgets to be held centrally, specifically:


·         Schools Forum

·         Admissions

·         Duties retained by the local authority for all schools.


Additional documents:


Any other business


Dates of future meetings

Members are asked to note the dates of future meetings (all Wednesdays at 4.30 pm)


·         12 February 2020- Executive Meeting Room, the Guildhall

·         8 July 2020 - Conference Room A, Civic Offices

·         16 September 2020 - Executive Meeting Room, the Guildhall

·         21 October 2020 - Conference Room A, Civic Offices

·         2 December 2020 - Conference Room A, Civic Offices

·         13 January 2021 - Venue to be advised