Decision details

Final proposals for the 2023-24 Schools Block budget

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of this report is to seek agreement to setting the 2023-24 Schools Block Budget and other associated financial matters.


That the Executive Member agrees the recommendations proposed for the 2023-24 budget by the Schools Forum in respect of the Schools Block and Central School Services Block budgets as set out in paragraph 3.1 of Appendix A of the Executive Director: People’s report.


Reasons for the decision:

To ensure that relevant elements of the 2023-24 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:

These have been considered during the budget consultation stage and previous reports to the Schools Forum.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Expenditure > £400,000;

Financial Impact: Within existing resources

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director of 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: 24/01/2023

Date of decision: 24/01/2023

Effective from: 01/02/2023

Accompanying Documents: