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National Funding Formula: Social Mobility — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (22 May 2018)

Nick Gibb: I congratulate the hon. Member for Bath (Wera Hobhouse) on securing this debate. I will start by saying that standards are rising significantly in our schools: 1.9 million more pupils are in schools now rated good or outstanding compared with 2010. Children are reading better thanks to our reforms and we secured the highest ever scores in the PIRLS—the progress in international reading...

National Funding Formula: Social Mobility — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (22 May 2018)

Nick Gibb: I will give way to the hon. Lady in a moment. I want to say that under the national funding formula no school will see a cut in funding this year or next year. They will all receive, through the national funding formula, the money that is allocated to local authorities, which will be a rise of at least 0.5% for every school in the country and up to 3% this year for the lower-funded schools....

National Funding Formula: Social Mobility — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (22 May 2018)

Nick Gibb: Perhaps I may turn to schools in the hon. Lady’s constituency. Funding for Bath and North East Somerset will rise by 8.8% once the national funding formula is fully implemented. That is an increase of £8.4 million under the national funding formula. As my hon. Friend the Member for Horsham (Jeremy Quin) said, it is one of the largest increases for any area. To take some individual...

National Funding Formula: Social Mobility — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (22 May 2018)

Nick Gibb: In circumstances where headteachers feel they have to do that, it is because they need to manage their funding within their budget. Funding for schools goes up and down depending on the number of pupils. If they have fewer pupils, they will of course receive less money per pupil and the overall budget will be less. That sometimes means planning for staff not to be replaced.

National Funding Formula: Social Mobility — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (22 May 2018)

Nick Gibb: We have a benchmarking website where schools can look at their pupil-staff ratios. We have a tool that schools are using, called the curriculum-led financial planning tool. Schools can examine their curriculum using the tool, which was developed by some schools in the north of England—the Outwood Grange multi-academy trust—to ensure that over a three to five-year time span they...


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