Schools Finance

The school finance team provide support, advice and challenge to Maintained schools, Special schools and Pupil Referral Units (PRU).

Schools Funding Forum

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The Trafford Schools Funding Forum plays an important role in school funding.

Schools forums were established to give schools greater involvement in the distribution of funding within their local authority and to act as a consultative and advisory funding body. The Trafford Schools Forum  includes representatives from maintained schools, academies, early years providers, dioceses, trade unions and post-16 providers.

The forum has set up two working groups to discuss specific issues and their impact on individual schools before producing draft proposals:

  • Mainstream Funding
  • High Needs Block

Schools forum memberships

Schedule of meetings for 2019/20

All meetings start at 4pm. venues to be confirmed unless shown.

Agendas, minutes and reports from previous meetings


Scheme for financing schools

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Each Local Authority has a Scheme for Financing Schools. The Scheme defines the financial relationship and requirements between Trafford Council and the Schools/ Pupil Referral Units that it maintains.

Section 251 statements

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School Budget Statements for financial years as required under Section 251 and published in accordance with the Education (Budget Statements) (England) Regulations.