14th January 2020
I welcome the Government investment of over £46 million in schools across Staffordshire Moorlands – the largest funding boost in a decade, levelling up per pupil funding to ensure that all schools have the right investment to deliver an outstanding education in Staffordshire Moorlands.
The cash boost will mean that every secondary school in Staffordshire Moorlands will receive at least £5,000 per pupil and every local primary school will receive at least £3,750 per pupil next year, which will rise to £4,000 per pupil the following year.
To ensure that schools fully benefit the Government will set regulations later this month to ensure local authorities pass on these minimum per pupil funding levels to schools. As well as supporting the lowest funded schools, this marks an important step towards a ‘hard’ national funding formula – where schools’ budgets are set on the basis of a single, national formula.
This funding will make sure that every parent Staffordshire Moorlands can be sure their children are getting a world class education that is right for them, and none are held back from reaching their potential.”
I am working hard to support all our local schools and following our increase in funding in primary and secondary schools by £14 billion over the next three years, this year’s multi-million-pound fund will support our pledge to create more good school places, continue raising standards and getting fairer funding for Staffordshire. I am also working to give a long-term sustainable future to our local special needs schools, including Horton Lodge and Cicely Haughton .