Fairer funding for Wokingham and West Berks schools


Following requests from MPs that the government offer fairer funding to schools around the country, the government has now completed its review. It agrees that our local schools were getting less than a fair share.

As a result, Wokingham Borough schools will in future receive £700,000 a year more, and West Berkshire schools £400,000.

John Redwood welcomed this change, saying ” Wokingham and West Berkshire schools have received less per pupil than many other parts of the country for many years. This modest but helpful increase  is welcome, easing the pressures a little on schools budgets.”

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One Comment

  1. Ben Kelly
    Posted July 23, 2014 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    No doubt the lion’s share of this increase will be diverted to secondary pupils. If the government really wishes to look at unfair funding allowing AWPU ratios to be higher for key stages 3 and 4 than reception 1 and 2 would be a good place to start.

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