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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the differences between the funding formulas for colleges and school sixth forms.
We have acknowledged that despite significant investment in Further Education and a narrowing of the difference between funding rates, there remains a funding gap between school sixth forms and colleges. We have been clear that continuing progress on narrowing the gap will not be easy and will depend on the resources available. However, we are committed to exploring the scope for addressing the technical anomalies between the school sixth form and further education funding systems and will set out the way forward in the near future.