The Government has announced an extra £2.6bn for schools in England next year and will level up education funding across the country, benefiting areas like The Cotswolds.

 

Local MP, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has long campaigned for fairer funding allocations for our schools, highlighting in Parliament the significant £2,000 per-pupil difference between schools in Gloucestershire and London.

Sir Geoffrey said: "In the 2017 Manifesto I secured an additional £1.3bn for school funding over two years, but the current system of funding allocation has meant that schools in Gloucestershire have been unfairly funded.

"I am delighted that there will also be an investment of £400 million in Further Education, ensuring young people have the skills they need for the future and an extra £700m for pupils with special educational needs."

The three-year plan to increase school funding by £7.1bn by 2022-23, will enable per-pupil funding to increase. The National Funding Formula allocations for schools in 2020-21 will on average increase from £3,500 to £4,871 for every Primary School pupil in The Cotswolds and from £4,800 to £5,043 in Secondary schools.

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