Schools Forum
Monday, 16 December 2019 4.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD. View directions

Contact: Derek Morgan  01344 352044

No. Item


Apologies for Absence/Substitute Members

To receive apologies for absence and to note the attendance of any substitute members.


Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary or affected interests in respect of any matter to be considered at this meeting.


Any Member with a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in a matter should withdraw from the meeting when the matter is under consideration and should notify the Democratic Services Officer in attendance that they are withdrawing as they have such an interest. If the Disclosable Pecuniary Interest is not entered on the register of Members interests the Monitoring Officer must be notified of the interest within 28 days.


Any Member with an affected Interest in a matter must disclose the interest to the meeting.  There is no requirement to withdraw from the meeting when the interest is only an affected interest, but the Monitoring Officer should be notified of the interest, if not previously notified of it, within 28 days of the meeting.


Minutes and Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 247 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of 21 November 2019.


Childcare Sufficiency Assessment pdf icon PDF 196 KB

To present the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment to the Forum.

Additional documents:


2020/21 Proposals for the Early Years Block Budget pdf icon PDF 164 KB

To seek agreement from the Forum to proposals for the 2020-21 Early Years budgets, including the values to be attributed to the Bracknell Forest Council Early Years Funding Formula (EYFF).  There is also a decision to consider in line with the statutory funding framework.

Additional documents:


School Places Plan and Capital Strategy pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To note the School Places Plan and Capacity Strategy 2020-24.  These were last approved by the Executive in January 2017 and have now been updated to cover the five-year period from 2020 to 2024.

Additional documents:


2020/21 Proposals for the Schools Block and Central School Services Block pdf icon PDF 639 KB

To present an update to the 2020-21 budget proposals that were presented to the last meeting of the Forum.  Associated decisions need to be agreed at this meeting in order to meet the 21 January 2020 statutory deadline for agreeing individual school budgets.


Dates of Future Meetings

The next meeting of the Forum will be held at 4.30pm on 16 January 2020.