Nigel Evans welcomes £14 billion cash boost for UK schools

The Prime Minister has announced that he will boost schools with a record £14 billion, levelling up per pupil funding across the country so every child in the UK has a world class education.

 

The cash boost will mean that every secondary school in Ribble Valley will receive a minimum of £5,000 per pupil next year and every primary school will get a minimum of £4,000 per pupil from 2021-22, rising at least in line with inflation.

 

In addition, the new funding will mean £400 million additional funding for further education and sixth form colleges to train and teach young people the skills they need for well-paid jobs in the modern economy.

 

The Prime Minister has also pledged to meet the £4.5 billion requirement for teachers’ pensions from outside the education budget. This means that every penny of the extra £14 billion will go straight to schools and delivering the best educational outcomes.

 

Commenting on the announcement, Mr Evans said

 

 “I am delighted that the cash boost will mean £700 million extra for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), so every pupil in my constituency can access the education that is right for them, and none are held back from reaching their potential.”

“We should not accept the idea that there can be “winners or losers” when it comes to our children’s futures. Which is why it is so important to provide additional funding now and for the future for every school, with those historically underfunded receiving the greatest increase.”