Schools forum

Fair funding scheme

Fair funding: scheme for financing maintained schools 2017/18

Schools forum

Schools forum is a forum used by LEA to consult on:

  • Any proposed changes to the school funding formula including the financial effect of any such change
  • The terms of an proposed contract for supplies and services where the estimated value of the proposed public services contract is not less than the specific threshold which applies to the LEA
  • The LEAs function relating to the schools budget in connection with education of pupils with special educational needs, early years education, use of pupil referral units, education of children otherwise than at school, insurance, free school meals, allocation of central government grants and scheme for the financing of schools.

Ealing schools forum meeting dates (Ealing Council website)


DfE guidance on schools forum best practice (GOV.UK)

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Last updated: 17 May 2018