MP welcomes increased per pupil funding in Boston and Skegness schools

Boston MP Matt Warman has welcomed what he says will be a £65 million Government investment in schools across Boston and Skegness.
MP Matt WarmanMP Matt Warman
MP Matt Warman

New funding rules mean that every secondary school will receive at least £5,000 per pupil and every local primary school will receive at least £3,750 per pupil next year, rising to £4,000 per pupil the following year.

Mr Warman says the Government will set regulations later this month to ensure local authorities pass on these minimum per pupil funding levels to schools.

He said 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.

Figures provided by Mr Warman suggest that many schools will get a significant increase in their per-pupil funding as a result of this, particularly smaller primary schools.

Mr Warman said: “Every child deserves to receive a superb education, regardless of which school they attend, or where they grew up and I am delighted that schools right across Boston will receive an increase in their funding.”