Oxfordshire Schools' Forum | Oxfordshire County Council

Oxfordshire Schools' Forum

Our schools' forum, which represents the governors and headteachers of our schools.

About the Schools' Forum

The government requires every local authority to set up a schools' forum.

Its purpose is to provide strategic direction for the funding of schools in the local authority and support services in relation to new school funding arrangements covering:

  • the Dedicated Schools' Grant (DSG)
  • the Schools' Budget (centrally retained and Individual School Budget)
  • the School Standards Grant (SSG)
  • the School Development Grant (SDG)
  • wider issues such as service contracts and service level agreements.

The following regulations govern the composition, constitution and procedures of the schools' forum:


The forum is required to operate in accordance with a formal constitution:

Further information and guidance

The Oxfordshire Schools Forum has two committees and one working group affiliated to it:

  • Schools and High Needs Committee
  • Services and Contracts Committee
  • Early Years Working Group

The minutes of the these committees/working groups can be found with the papers for Schools Forum meetings.


The Oxfordshire Schools Forum meets five times a year and recent non-confidential papers for meetings that have taken place can be downloaded below.

Previous meetings

If you would like copies of papers from earlier meetings contact Clerk to the Schools' Forum.

Last reviewed
11 July 2018

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