Schools: Finance

Treasury written question – answered on 15th March 2019.

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Photo of Angela Rayner Angela Rayner Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral contribution of 5 March 2019 of the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Official Report column 804, what the evidential basis is for her statement that the Government is increasing school funding in real terms per pupil.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The total core schools and high needs budget has risen from almost £41bn in 2017-18 to £43.5bn in 2019-20. In July 2017 the Government invested an extra £1.3 billion into this budget to protect overall per-pupil funding in real terms from 2017-18 to 2019-20.

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