The Schools Forum is a statutory body that provides a channel of communication between the local authority and schools. It serves as a mechanism for consultation on school funding.

It is made up of schools members, non-schools members, and other attendees and observers – including the Cabinet member for Education and officers of the Council.

Schools membership is representative and proportionate to pupil numbers in the relevant sector. Non-school membership includes 16 to 19 and Early Years provision.

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Somerset Schools Forum Membership

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A summary of powers and responsibilities

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Meetings during 2022 to 2023 Academic Year

Meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • 28 September 2022
  • 16 November 2022
  • 11 January 2023
  • 22 February 2023

All meetings take place remotely using Microsoft teams, and unless otherwise stated begin at 2.30pm. Non-members are welcome to attend these meetings as observers. If you would like to attend, please contact by no later than 2 days before the meeting.

Past meetings

6 July 2022

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Reports pack for the meeting


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Minutes of the meeting, approved by the Schools Forum on 28 September 2022


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Slide Deck for the meeting


Meetings before March 2022 can be found here 

Last reviewed:November 21, 2022 byNeil

Next review due:May 21, 2023

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