School Funding — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:34 pm on 4th March 2019.

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Photo of Thelma Walker Thelma Walker Labour, Colne Valley 5:34 pm, 4th March 2019

I completely agree. From having spoken to many headteachers in my constituency, and around the country, I know that they now say that they have made it work, and made it work. They are now crossing red lines, and can no longer deliver proper provision for the children in their schools.

Colne Valley secondary schools should not have a total annual shortfall of more than £1,360,000, and primary schools a total of more than £1,720,000. It is not difficult to see how rising pupil numbers and reductions in funding are putting schools in a terrible position.