Schools: South Suffolk

Department for Education written question – answered on 15th September 2017.

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Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge Conservative, South Suffolk

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of funding of (a) secondary and (b) primary schools in South Suffolk, and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Department for Education)

My Rt hon. Friend, the Secretary of State, announced an additional £1.3 billion for schools and high needs across 2018-19 and 2019-20, in addition to the schools budget set at Spending Review 2015, on 17 July. As a result, core funding for schools will rise from almost £41 billion in 2017-18 to £42.4 billion in 2018-19 and £43.5 billion in 2019-20, representing an increase in the total schools budget of over 6% between this year and 2019-20. This means funding per pupil will now be maintained in real terms for the remaining two years of this Spending Review.

The Secretary of State further set out the details of the new national funding formula for schools, including the funding it will allocate for schools in South Suffolk, on [14] September. They can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-funding-formula-tables-for-schools-and-high-needs.

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