David Tredinnick MP, who has been actively involved in the F40 Group campaign for fair education funding for many years, has welcomed the announcement that there will be an additional £1.3 billion for schools funding over two years – helping to create more good school places in Leicestershire.
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.
David Tredinnick said, “I have campaigned and worked for many years for a fair deal for areas like Leicestershire and an end to the postcode lottery of school funding – so all children receive the education they deserve, wherever they live.
“Today’s announcement is good progress and sends a clear message that the Government is committed to raising standards and giving every child the best possible education and the best possible opportunities for their future.”