19 JUL 2017

CAROLINE WELCOMES £1.3 BILLION BOOST TO THE CORE SCHOOLS BUDGET

Local MP, Caroline Dinenage, has welcomed this week's announcement that there will be an additional £1.3 billion for schools funding over two years – helping to create more good school places.

Education Secretary Justine Greening announced the boost to the core schools budget, which will deliver the biggest improvement to the school funding system for well over a decade.

This additional funding to the fairer schools funding will mean an increase in the basic amount that every pupil will get, protected funding for those with high needs and will ensure every local authority is in a position to give schools a cash increase through the new formula.

This means that, working with teachers and schools across the country, we can continue to raise standards and give every child the best possible education, and the best opportunities for their future.

Caroline commented:

"The Conservatives are committed to ending the postcode lottery of school funding – so all children receive the education they deserve, wherever they live.

This announcement sends a clear message that we are committed to raising standards and giving every child the best possible education and the best possible opportunities for their future."

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