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Friday, 14 August 2020 - 6:26am

Funding boost for schools in Nottinghamshire welcomed


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More children across Nottinghamshire will be able to access a world-class education thanks to a major funding boost.


The Conservative Government has confirmed schools in Nottinghamshire will receive 4.36% more funding per pupil next year as part of the recent multi-billion investment in primary and secondary education.

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Nottinghamshire Conservative parliamentary candidates, Darren Henry (Broxtowe), Tom Randall (Gedling)  and Lee Anderson (Ashfield), have welcomed this new funding, saying the commitment that every secondary school pupil will receive a minimum of £5,000 next year and every primary school pupil will receive a minimum of £4,000 by 2021-22 would reassure parents of the Government’s promise to deliver the best for their children.


This funding follows the Prime Minister’s announcement in August that the budget for schools and high needs would be increased by a total of over £14 billion over three years, rising to £52.2 billion by 2022-23. Schools and local authorities will today find out how the first part of that investment – £2.6 billion – will be allocated for the coming year.


The extra money, available from April, will ensure that per-pupil funding for all schools can rise at least in line with inflation and will deliver promised gains in full for areas which have been historically under-funded


Darren Henry, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Broxtowe said:


“Every child in Nottinghamshire deserves the best possible start in life – regardless of their background or where they live. The 4.36% per pupil funding boost next year will mean that every school in the county will receive a budget increase, giving teachers, parents and pupils the certainty to plan, and supercharging standards in our schools.”


Tom Randall, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Gedling said:


“This new funding will also target those schools who need support the most coupled with a bold reform agenda in education and the work of Ofsted will make sure that every parent can be sure their children are getting the world class education they deserve in classrooms across Nottinghamshire.


Lee Anderson, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Ashfield said:

“Our schools do a brilliant job and the fact that parents and teachers have been listened to and are seeing investment in our children’s futures is exactly the priority local people tell me they want to see from the Conservative Government and this is exactly what is being delivered with this very welcome announcement.”


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