Schools and education

Bishop Arden project update: Due to projections showing the need for secondary school places in Hillingdon continuing to fall, plans for Bishop Arden Free School have been withdrawn and the new free school that was previously proposed will not be built.

Hillingdon Schools Forum

The Schools Forum meets once a half term to discuss a wide range of topics affecting schools.

The regulations require that the Membership of the Schools Forum must include representatives from schools (including a head teacher and a governor), academies and non-school members. The representation of primary schools, secondary schools and academies must be broadly proportionately represented on the forum, having regard to the total number of pupils registered at them.

Key documents

    School Forum meetings

    Members of the public can attend Schools Forum meetings, which are currently held remotely by video conferencing.

    The next Schools Forum meeting is on Wednesday 16 October, 1pm.

    Please note: Agendas containing venue details will be published here when confirmed. Some of the agenda papers may have technical spreadsheets containing a large amount of financial data.

    Academic year


    • Thursday 5 December, 1pm
    • Tuesday 28 January 2025, 1pm
    • Tuesday 25 March 2025, 1pm
    • Tuesday 8 July 2025, 1pm

    If you would like to attend a meeting, or to request more information about the Hillingdon Schools Forum, email

    Meeting agenda

    Meeting papers


    Minutes of past meetings







    Page last updated: 16 Jul 2024