West Northamptonshire Schools Forum - Wednesday 14th February 2024 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD

Contact: James Edmunds  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for absence and Forum Membership Changes


Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 December 2023.


Election of Vice-Chair for 2023-24


Early Years Funding 2024-25 pdf icon PDF 223 KB

Outcome of consultation and final proposals


Rehana Karim / Beth Baines

Additional documents:


2023-24 DSG Monitoring pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Emily Cooledge


DSG Funding Update 2024-25 pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Emily Cooledge


WNC Budget Proposals 2024-25

Emily Cooledge – verbal update


High Needs Project update pdf icon PDF 265 KB

Andy Pymm

Additional documents:


Forward Plan

Standing items (if required)

·         DSG Monitoring

·         DfE / ESFA Funding announcements

·         School Budgets

·         High Needs

·         Early Years

·         National Funding Formula


May 2024

Election of Chair for 2024-25

Election of Vice Chair for 2024-25

Administrative arrangements for allocation of central government grants


July 2024

DSG Provisional Outturn including carry forward requests and school balances

Schools Funding 2025-26 consultation– process and timelines

Early Years Funding 2025-26 consultation– process and timelines


October 2024

Schools Funding 2025-26 – consultation proposals


December 2024

Schools Funding 2025-26 – outcome of consultation and final proposals – votes required on individual items.

Early Years Funding 2025-26 – consultation proposals


February 2025

Early Years Funding 2025-26 – outcome of consultation and consideration of final proposals, including vote on central expenditure.

WNC Budget Proposals 2025-26

Schools Forum meeting dates 2025-26


Proposed Schools Forum meeting dates for 2024-25

Tuesday 14 May 2024

Tuesday 2 July 2024

Tuesday 22 October 2024

Wednesday 11 December 2024

Tuesday 4 February 2025

Tuesday 20 May 2025


Urgent Business

The Chair to advise whether they have agreed to any items of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.