Kevin Welcomes Funding Boost For Torbay Schools

Torbay’s MP Kevin Foster has today (Friday 11th October 2019) welcomed the announcement of a major funding boost for Torbay Schools. 

Schools in Torbay will receive (on average) 5.13% more funding per pupil next year as part of the Government’s recent multi-billion investment in primary and secondary education. This compares to 4.86% in Devon and 4.16% across England as a whole. The total provisional funding for Torbay Schools in 2020-21 is £81,311,648.

The Government has committed every secondary school will receive a minimum of £5,000 per pupil next year and every primary school will receive a minimum of £4,000 per pupil 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 are today being advised 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 per-pupil funding for all schools can rise at least in line with inflation and will deliver promised gains in full for areas like Torbay which have been historically under-funded

Commenting, Kevin said: “Every child in Torbay deserves the best possible start in life – regardless of their background or where they live. 

“The average increase of 5.13% next year means every school in Torbay will receive a budget increase, giving teachers, parents and pupils the certainty to plan and giving our next generation the opportunities they need to succeed.”

“For too many years Torbay’s requests for historic underfunding issues to be addressed were ignored. Whilst there is still work to do I am pleased we are now making real progress in righting this historical wrong.”

You can check the provisional funding amount for your school by checking the spreadsheet attached below. Just select Torbay Constituency to see the list. 

 

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