19 JUL 2017

Therese Backs Extra Money for Suffolk Schools

The Education Secretary made an important announcement in the House of Commons earlier this week committing an additional £1.3bn for core school funding to support the transition to a national funding formula.

Therese said: "This is great news for our schools here in Suffolk which will mean an increase in the basic amount that every pupil will get, protected funding for those with high needs and will ensure that the County Council is in a position to give all schools a cash increase through the new formula."

"Crucially, this additional investment in our schools will be funded in full from efficiencies and savings from within the Education Department's existing budget, rather than higher taxes or more debt. This of course requires difficult decisions, but it is right to prioritise core schools funding as we continue the vital task of repairing the public finances."

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