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School cuts

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 19th December 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour

Have you lobbied the government to stress to them the deeply negative impact that school funding cuts are having on education and opportunities for young people in London?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I have consistently lobbied government for extra funding for London’s schools. Most recently, in March this year, with the other Police and Crime Commissioners, I called on the former Prime Minister to reverse the damaging funding cuts and give schools the resources they need to deliver effective interventions and support London’s most vulnerable children and young people.

In August, I wrote to the Secretary of State for Education, shortly after his appointment, to highlight the £99 million in real terms cuts London schools faced in 2018-19 alone. I urged him to make school and further education funding a priority.

I will continue to press London’s case on school funding with the new Government.