More funding for our local schools - another promise kept!

It is fantastic to hear that our schools in Corby & East Northamptonshire will receive £79,922,733 in funding in 2020/21. This cash boost will mean that every secondary school in Corby & East Northamptonshire 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 our schools. As well as better supporting the historically 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. These are big steps forward and having campaigned hard for more funding for our local schools, I am delighted we are keeping our promises and delivering the goods - another promise kept!