This government has announced the biggest funding boost for schools in a decade which will give every school more money for every child. This means that every school in the country can see per pupil funding rise in line with inflation next year.
Today’s Education in the Media blog reviews the funding announcements for adoptive families and children in England.
School funding allocations New figures published today (11 October), show how much money is being allocated to schools and local authorities in England next year – with every school getting more money for every child.
This Government has announced the biggest funding boost for schools in a decade which will give every school more money for every child. We are investing a total of £14bn more in schools over the next three years to 2022-23.
We recently announced a £14 billion investment in schools over three years- the biggest cash boost for a decade, which the independent IFS has said will restore schools’ funding to previous levels in real terms per pupil by 2022-23. As part of this, we will provide £700 million extra for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
This £14billion funding increase – the largest cash boost in a generation - means our schools can continue to raise standards and build an education system that boosts productivity, improves social mobility and equips children with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the bright future that lies ahead.
The department continue to ensure our world class universities have the necessary support to continue with important research and teaching, recognising the important contribution of universities to research, innovation and working with business.
The Prime Minister has made clear that we will increase minimum levels of per pupil funding in primary and secondary schools and return education funding to previous levels.
We are glad to see that school and further education funding is being highlighted as an important issue ahead of the next spending review, where the Education Secretary will back the sector to have the resources they need to deliver world-class standards across the board.
We have made huge progress to boost the quality of education and training on offer for young people. From 2020 we will start to roll out new T Levels which will offer young people high-quality technical courses alongside our world class A Levels. These will be the gold standard choice for young people after they take their GCSEs.