26 July 2022
MP Welcomes Further £1.5 Billion School Funding Boost

West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has welcomed news which will see average school funding rise by 3.4 per cent next academic year.

The increase in funding means that primary and secondary schools in West Worcestershire will receive over £65 million amounting to an average of £5,453 per pupil, with some schools receiving as much as a 7.7 per cent funding increase.

Each school will get a minimum 0.5 per cent funding increase with the minimum per pupil funding lifted to £4,405 for primary school pupils and £5,715 for secondary pupils.

Harriett said:

“As teachers head off for their summer break, I welcome this announcement which will see every school in West Worcestershire getting a budget increase next year.

“In England, core school funding is increasing by £1.5 billion as we repeat our pledge to help schools to give our young people the best possible start in life.

“I regularly visit my local schools to hear the feedback of local teachers and I am continually impressed by the great work they do.

“As a county, Worcestershire has historically suffered from poorer funding deals and I welcome this further step towards getting a better funding package for our high-performing local schools.”