Pre-School Education: Closures

Department for Education written question – answered on 14th March 2019.

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Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Labour, Houghton and Sunderland South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2019 to Question 227098 on Pre-School Education: Closures, how much of the £26.3 million investment in the network of English Hubs has been allocated in each (a) region and (b) local authority.

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

English Hubs Programme funding covers English Hub activity, as well as central aspects of the programme, including the English Hubs Council and (from 2019/20) the English Hubs Training Centre. Each hub will receive up to £261,044 in 2018/19. Additional funding of approximately £49,000 in 2018/19 covers hub school induction events and English Hubs Council engagement for all hubs. Each hub will engage with up to 85 schools this year, a total of 2,720 schools. Data is not held on the local authorities in which each of these schools is located.

The table below shows the total number of hubs in each region in 2018/19:

Region

Number of Hubs

East Midlands & Humber

3

East of England & North East London

3

Lancashire & West Yorkshire

6

North

4

South Central & North West London

3

South East & South London

3

South West

6

West Midlands

4

Total for 2018/19

32

The budget for 2019/20 will be allocated in due course.

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