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 school members, non-school members, and other attendees and observers – including the Cabinet member for Education and officers of the Council.

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

Somerset Schools Forum Membership (PDF 56.3 KB)

2022-2023 Schools Forum Constitution (PDF 158 KB)

Schools forum powers and responsibilities (PDF 110 KB)

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.

Last reviewed: May 23, 2023 by Qi

Next review due: November 23, 2023

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