Schools Forum - Wednesday, 27th March, 2019 4.00 pm

Venue: Mansbridge Primary School, Octavia Road, Swaythling, Southampton, SO18 2LX

Contact: Schools Forum Administration (023 8083 4779)  Email:

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Welcome and Introductions

Welcome by Chair of Schools Forum, John Draper.


Apologies and Changes in Membership (if any)


Minutes of Previous Meeting - 16th January 2019

Minutes of the meeting held on 16th January 2019, attached.


Declarations of Interest

In accordance with the Localism Act 2011, and the Council’s Code of Conduct, Members to disclose any personal or pecuniary interests in any matter included on the agenda for this meeting.


NOTE:  Members are reminded that, where applicable, they must complete the appropriate form recording details of any such interests and hand it to the Democratic Support Officer.


Standing Item: LA Update on DFE/EFA Funding Announcements

The LA to provide an update if applicable regarding national announcements.


Update on Secondary School Expansion, Schools Capital Programme and Student Numbers

Paul Atkins to provide update on:


A)  Secondary school expansion


B)  Schools Capital Programme


C)  Rise in Year 7 student numbers/portable classroom usage



Admissions Policies

Paul Atkins/Clodagh Freeston to provide update on schools’ admission policies



Update on Investigations of Schools in Financial Difficulties Fund

Nick Persson to provide an update on Schools in Financial Difficulties and report on figures/underspend raised at previous Schools Forum meeting



Business World Update

Nick Persson to provide update on Business World introduction



Closing Remarks and Date of Next Meeting

Wednesday 26 June 2019

3:30pm or 4:00pm start tbc

Venue: TBC