Mims Davies MP has welcomed the Government’s announcement that there will be an additional £1.3 billion for schools funding over two years – helping to create more good school places across her constituency of Eastleigh.
Commenting, Mims said:
“I am delighted by this week’s announcement. Having met with Head Teachers representing schools across the Eastleigh constituency and spoken with residents on the doorstep I have consistently worked with colleagues across the region to ensure that our schools receive the funding that they deserve, and I am pleased that the Secretary of State for Education has acknowledged our efforts.”
“This week’s announcement sends a clear message that we are committed to raising standards and giving every child the best possible education and the best possible opportunities for their future.”
“Furthermore, this Government continues its commitment to ending the postcode lottery of school funding – so that all children receive the education they deserve, wherever they live.”
Education Secretary Justine Greening this week 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, we can continue to raise standards and give every child the best possible education, and the best opportunities for their future.