School Budgets

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th April 2017.

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Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Chief Secretary to the Treasury 12:00 am, 18th April 2017

The Government are protecting the core schools budget in real terms, reaching almost £41 billion this year. The Department for Education has consulted on a national funding formula to address the current postcode lottery in schools funding. The consultation lasted for 14 weeks, and received over 25,000 responses. The Government are considering the responses carefully, and will publish a response in the summer. For the St Ives constituency, the proposals would mean an increase in schools funding of 0.4%.