Schools Forum - Wednesday, 11th January, 2023 4.30 pm

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Declarations of Interest


Membership Update.


Minutes of the previous meeting held on 7 December 2022. pdf icon PDF 68 KB

The minutes will follow.


Matters Arising.


School Funding Arrangements 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 303 KB


The purpose of this report is to:

1.     Seek endorsement of the final stage submission to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (EFSA) by 20 January 2023 of the 2023-24 mainstream school revenue funding pro-forma for the Primary and Secondary Phases.

2.     Inform Schools Forum of the progress towards the initial determination of the schools budget (including individual schools budgets for 2023-24) and to seek the necessary approvals and endorsements required.




It is recommended that School Members of Schools Forum:

1.     Endorse the proposed changes to the mainstream schools' revenue funding arrangements as set out in Section 5 and Appendix 2.

2.     Endorse the school revenue funding pro-forma at Appendix 3 for submission to the ESFA on 20 January 2023.


It is recommended that maintained School Members of Schools Forum:

1.     Endorse the use of the carry forward on the Schools Specific Contingency for the same purpose in 2023-24 as set out in Section 6.

2.     Endorse the de-delegated unit values in relation to the School Improvement, monitoring and Brokerage Grant of £10.42 for each Primary pupil and £10.42 for each secondary pupil.


It is recommended that Schools Forum:

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

2.     Endorse the use of the 2022-23 underspend on the Growth Fund for use for the same purpose in 2023-24.

3.     Approve the Growth Fund:

• Budget for 2023-24 as set out in Appendix 1 • Schools Forum

• Admissions

• Duties retained by the local authority for all schools.

• Criteria for 2023-24 as set out in Appendix 4

4.     Approve the budgets to be held centrally specifically as set out in Appendix 1.

5.     Endorse the Early Years Funding Formula for two, three and four year olds as set out in section 8, Table 5, and Appendix 1.

6.     Endorse the Place numbers for Special Schools, Inclusion Centres and Alternative Provision Settings as set out in Section 9 and Appendix 6.

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