Schools: Finance

Education written question – answered on 9th September 2013.

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Photo of Jeremy Lefroy Jeremy Lefroy Conservative, Stafford

To ask the Secretary of State for Education What steps he plans to take to achieve fairer funding of schools.

Photo of David Laws David Laws The Minister of State, Cabinet Office, The Minister for Schools

On 26 June, the Government committed to consult on how best to introduce a national funding formula for schools in 2015.

We are now preparing for the consultation. A national funding formula will mean that pupils with comparable characteristics attract a comparable level of funding regardless of where they go to school.

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