Ranil Jayawardena—Member of Parliament for North East Hampshire—is encouraging local schools and Hampshire County Council to get behind the new ‘national funding formula’ (NFF) for schools.
The NFF will replace the current outdated system that sees some parts of the country get a lot more for no justifiable reason and will ensure that the money spent in our schools will be distributed according to the individual needs and characteristics of every school.
Schools in our area that were less well funded under past Labour Governments will now see their funding increased significantly. This is good news for schools in North East Hampshire, with £3.4m additional funding per annum having being secured – and it comes with the assurance that no school will see a decrease in funding.
The Government has set out allocations for schools in North East Hampshire. By way of example, Robert May’s school would receive an extra £500,000 per annum, and Calthorpe Park school would receive an extra £450,000 per annum, so long as the NFF was implemented in full.
Ranil Jayawardena MP, said:
“I’ve worked hard to secure extra funding for local schools and am very pleased that each and every school in North East Hampshire will see an increase in funding, some by as much as 15 per cent, when the new funding formula is fully implemented.”
Ranil Jayawardena MP, continued:
“It is critical that Hampshire County Council gets on and implements the National Funding Formula in full, as quickly as possible. I have confidence that it will and this is great news, because it will help to ensure that every child in North East Hampshire can get the high quality education that they deserve.”