Funding Boost For Schools

Schools in Yorkshire and the Humber are set for a cash boost of £174 million following the government’s multi-billion-pound investment in primary and secondary education in England. 

Last month the Prime Minister announced a huge boost to education spending between now and 2022-23 – boosting spending on schools and high needs by a total of over £14 billion over three years.

Meeting with Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Education, Robbie Moore explained that Keighley’s schools needed extra financial support to help with raising education standards and to invest in better facilities, such as new teaching blocks, new technology and resources, so that every young person had the same opportunities to succeed.

Robbie also told the Secretary of State that we need to create more school places across the Keighley and Ilkley constituency so that every pupil had the opportunity of gaining a world class education from attending their local school.

Welcoming the investment, Robbie said that this now gives schools, teachers and parents certainty to plan and ensure our children and young people get the best start in life. 

The figures reveal that schools in Yorkshire and the Humber will receive an extra £174 million from April, an increase of 4.2% per pupil - taking total funding for 2020-21 in the Yorkshire and the Humber to £3.59 billion.

The biggest increases are going to the schools that need it most – meaning every secondary school will attract a minimum of £5,000 per pupil next year, with every primary school attracting a minimum of £4,000 from 2021-22.

This delivers on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pledge to level up funding across the country and ensure that the same child, with the same needs, attracts the same amount of money wherever they happen to live, and is given the same tools, the same freedom and the same confidence to succeed.