Bulletin - School Funding

Henry Smith MP, Bulletin, School Funding

Fairer School Funding Petition

Good morning

I have recently launched a petition for fairer education funding.

Following a meeting I attended with other West Sussex MPs with the Education Secretary in September, I am working with parliamentary colleagues from across our county organising petitions so we can ensure a fairer deal for Crawley pupils.

The existing funding formula system established in the 2000s is unfair. The ten best funded areas receive an average of £6,297 per pupil per year, compared with an average of £4,208 in the ten worst funded areas, including West Sussex.

I would be extremely grateful if you would sign the petition for a fairer funding settlement.

In order to be presented in Parliament, petitions must be submitted on paper.

Please click here to download the form. I would also be happy to send you a copy of the petition via post, please either email me: henry.smith.mp@parliament.uk or write to me at: Henry Smith MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.

Please note that I will need to receive completed petitions, posted to my London office, by 13th November 2015.

I have written my weekly column on this issue, and have also contacted Crawley schools and the local media.

For more information, please visit: www.henrysmith.info/campaigns/school-funding

Of course, if I am able to assist, please never hesitate to let me know, either by contacting me in writing using the details above, or by calling my office on 01293 934554.

Thank you