Maria Caulfield MP welcomes schools funding boost

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed addition schools funding as the Prime Minister announces he will invest over £14 billion in primary and secondary education between now and 2022/23.


The funding package for 5-16 schools includes £2.6 billion for 2020/21, £4.8 billion for 21/22, and £7.1 billion for 22/23 compared to 19/20. This will bring the schools budget to £52.2bn in 22/23.


This delivers on the Prime Minister’s pledge when entering Downing Street to increase school funding by £4.6bn above inflation, levelling up education funding and giving all young people the same opportunities to succeed – regardless of where they grow up or go to school. As part of this, every secondary school will receive a minimum of £5,000 per pupil next year, with every primary school getting a minimum of £4,000 from 2021/22.


The deal includes £700 million extra for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in 2020/21, so every pupil can access the education that is right for them, and none are held back from reaching their potential.


Maria Caulfield MP said “I have been campaigning for increased school funding for schools across Lewes for a long time now and have successfully secured 8% extra in last years budget and a 6% increase in the latest budget. This additional funding announced by the Prime Minister will see schools across the country receive funding increases allowing young people to reach their full potential. I will be looking at the finer details to ensure that schools in my constituency receive the extra funding that they need to provide the best education possible.”