Justin Tomlinson

Justin Tomlinson

North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes £2.9m In Extra Funding for Schools In North Swindon

• The Conservative Government is investing an extra £2 billion into schools this year and next, with every state school in England benefitting and schools in North Swindon receiving £2,901,265 in extra funding.

• The extra funding will deliver the highest real terms spending per pupil in history by 2024–25. A typical primary school will receive approximately an extra £35,000 and a typical secondary school will receive an extra £200,000.

• This is delivering on the Conservative Government’s commitment to provide a world class education and deliver opportunity for all – wherever they come from and whatever their background.

Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed extra funding from the Conservative Government, providing schools in North Swindon with £2,901,265 as part of £2 billion this year and next for primary schools and secondary schools in England.

Every state school in England will receive extra cash. A typical primary school will receive an extra £35,000 and a typical secondary will receive £200,000.

In total the schools budget will be £58.8 billion in 2024–2025, with the Conservative Government putting more funding into schools than ever before and school funding is set to rise faster than forecast inflation in both 2023–24 and 2024–25.

Schools received their first payment by 10 May 2023 and will be able to choose how best to invest the extra funding, including to pay for teacher salary uplifts and teaching assistants. The remainder of the £2 billion will be used to increase Pupil Premium funding rates, which are rising by five per cent in 2023–24.

The Education Secretary’s 4.5 per cent pay offer for teachers next year, alongside a £1,000 one off payment, is fully funded when combined with the additional £620 million of funding provided as part of that offer.

The Conservative Government is investing record amounts to deliver a world-class education, giving pupils the education they need to succeed as it delivers on its five priorities: halve inflation, grow the economy, reduce debt, cut the waiting lists and stop the boats.

Justin Tomlinson MP said:

“It is absolutely essential that our local schools get more funding and I am particularly pleased that we continue to put more money into the Pupil Premium to target support to the most disadvantaged schools. I will continue to work with our fantastic local schools to raise concerns and ensure they get the support they need. I also continue to enjoy my regular visits to our schools and am particularly looking forward to doing my school assembly where we recreate Parliament.”

Commenting, Education Secretary Gillian Keegan said:

“I am hugely grateful to all our brilliant teachers, school leaders and support staff for all their incredible work and the immeasurable impact they have on the lives of children every day.

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