Created: 17 September 2019
Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced a £14bn cash boost for schools over the next three years.
This funding will ensure that every secondary school will receive an increased minimum of £5,000 per pupil next year, and every primary school will get a minimum of £3,750 from 2020-21 and £4,000 per pupil from 2021-22.
This investment will benefit every school, but particularly schools that have been the lowest funded. Andrew has been an active member of the f40 group of MPs who have been fighting for fairer funding for schools and has previously presented a petition on the issue in the House of Commons.
The following schools in Andrew's constituency will particularly benefit from increases to at least the minimum per pupil funding levels of either £3,750 for primary or £5,000 for secondary schools in 2020-21:
Hook Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Parkside Primary School
Snaith Primary School
Brigg Primary School
Broughton Primary School
Epworth Primary Academy
The Snaith School
Sir John Nelthorpe School
South Axholme Academy
The Vale Academy
Moreover, children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) will receive an extra £700 million, which is an increase of over 11% on the funding available this year. This will ensure that SEND pupils will have access to the education and support that is right for them.
In addition, an extra £400 million will be available to 16-19 year olds in 2020-21.
Andrew adds, “As a member of the f40 group, I have long campaigned to secure fairer funding for our local schools. This is why I am very pleased with the Government’s announcement. This funding will ensure that every child, regardless of where they live in the country, has access to a world class education.”