Gary Streeter welcomes £1.3billion extra core schools funding

Gary Streeter, Member of Parliament for South West Devon, has welcomed today’s announcement that there will be an additional £1.3 billion for schools funding over two years – helping to create more good school places in South West Devon.

Education Secretary Justine Greening today 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, the Government can continue to raise standards and give every child the best possible education, and the best opportunities for their future.

Gary Streeter MP commented:

“I am pleased that the Education Secretary has today announced this significant increase in core funding for schools.

“I campaigned for fairer funding for schools in South West Devon at the General Election and will continue to fight to ensure we see local school budgets protected across my constituency.

“I am delighted that the Government has listened to local MPs like me as we have highlighted the way the new fairer funding formula stood to adversely affect schools in our constituencies.

“As the postcode lottery for schools funding comes to an end with the roll-out of the fairer funding formula, I hope that today’s announcement will mean no school in my constituency will need to see a real-terms reduction in per-pupil funding. I will keep fighting to secure the funding schools across South West Devon need as the Government prepares to roll out the new education funding formula. I am determined to ensure our local schools can deserve deliver the education our children and young people deserve.”