Bim Afolami MP has welcomed the announcement from Education Secretary Justine Greening that the core schools budget will be increased; delivering the biggest improvement to the school funding system for well over a decade.
The additional funding will mean an increase in the basic amount that every pupil will get, protect funding for those with high needs, and ensure that every local authority is in a position to give schools a cash increase through the new formula.
Bim said: “I personally lobbied the Treasury and Education Secretary for this change, as a direct result of meeting, speaking to, and listening to primary and secondary school heads in Hitchin and Harpenden over the last few weeks since being elected. I am delighted that the Government has listened to me and several other Conservative MPs, who have worked hard for this increased funding, which will make sure that budgets will increase, per pupil, in real terms.”
He added: “I want to take the opportunity to thank our teachers for all the work they do. They are stars, and they deserve our praise and support.”