Decision details

Budget Proposals for the 2022-23 Schools and Early Years Block

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Council Strategy and Community Cohesion

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek agreement to setting the 2022-23 Schools and Early Years Block Budgets and other associated financial matters.


That the recommendations proposed for the 2022-23 budget by the Schools Forum in respect of:


a.         the Schools Block and Central School Services Block budgets and funding arrangements, and


b.         the Early Years Block budget and funding arrangements,


be approved.

Reasons for the decision:

To ensure that relevant elements of the 2022-23 Schools Budget are set in accordance with the views of schools, other providers of education, the Schools Forum, the funding framework and the available level of resources.

Alternative options considered:

Various options were considered during the budget consultation stage and in previous reports to the Schools Forum.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: Within existing resources

Declarations: None.

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No.

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: People

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation documents, written reports


Governing bodies, the Schools Forum, People Directorate Management Team

Contact: Paul Clark, Finance Business Partner Email: Tel: 01344 354054.

Publication date: 05/04/2022

Date of decision: 18/01/2022

Effective from: 27/01/2022

Accompanying Documents: