The role of the Schools' Forum is to advise the Assistant Director of Families, Children and Learning (Education and Skills) on various matters relating to school budgets. These include changes to the spending formula and services to schools.

The meetings are public meetings.

Next meeting

  • Wednesday 17 June 2020

This meeting will be held remotely. If you want to join, please email for details. 

Last meeting

Draft Schools' Forum minutes (PDF 357KB).

4pm to 6pm, Wednesday 15 January 2020

Brighton Town Hall (Committee Room 3

Future meetings

All meetings run from 4pm to 6pm.

  • Monday 16 November 2020 - Hove Town Hall (Room G91)
  • Monday 7 December 2020 - Hove Town Hall (Room G91)

Papers from previous meetings

About the forum

The group is made up of approximately 25 members and meets 4 to 5 times a year. Read the terms of reference for the schools' forum.

On the GOV.UK website you can find guidance documents on:

  • structure of the forum
  • powers and responsibilities
  • good practice
  • self-assessment

If you want to attend, have a question or would like to request a paper or information from a previous meeting please email the clerk, Ruth Ali, on