Low-Performing Areas: Education Funding

Part of Education – in the House of Commons at 2:33 pm on 23rd May 2022.

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Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Secretary of State for Education 2:33 pm, 23rd May 2022

I am sure that the whole House will join me in sending our well wishes to the Minister for Higher and Further Education, my right hon. Friend Michelle Donelan, as she is fighting covid and, I am sure, will defeat it.

To help all pupils to achieve their potential, I have increased core schools funding by £4 billion, which is a 7% increase in cash terms per pupil this year, in 2022-23; and I have directed—flexed—£2.6 billion of that funding towards low prior attainment children through the national funding formula.