School Funding

Alongside other West Sussex MPs I pressed hard for fair funding for our schools, and welcome that this Government is introducing a new funding formula to replace the unfair and outdated method from over a decade ago.

Alongside county MPs and local schools I am continuing to make the case for improved transitional funding in the interim until the new fairer formula is fully implemented.

The more than decade old formula has been very unfair in terms of per pupil budgets allocated to Crawley and so I enthusiastically support a new system being introduced. The new (provisional) formula would see Crawley schools receive an extra 8.4 per cent in funding, equivalent to £5.7 million more.

The new formula is currently under consultation, with the Government seeking views on the National Funding Formula and High Needs Funding Reform.

For further information and to give your views, please visit and contact:

National Funding Formula

Web: https://consult.education.gov.uk/funding-policy-unit/schools-national-f…
Email: SchoolsNationalFundingFormula.CONSULTATION@education.gov.uk
Deadline: 22nd March 2017

High Needs Funding Reform

Web: https://consult.education.gov.uk/funding-policy-unit/high-needs-funding…
Email: HighNeedsFundingReform.CONSULTATION@education.gov.uk
Deadline: 22nd March 2017

News

Review of 2016

Henry Smith MP column, Crawley Observer, 28 December 2016.