Monday, 20 November 2017

MP backs cash call

HENLEY MP John Howell is campaigning for more funding for schools in the constituency.

HENLEY MP John Howell is campaigning for more funding for schools in the constituency.

He met Education Secretary Nicky Morgan to propose changes to the way the Government grants money to schools according to a per-pupil formula.

Mr Howell believes this puts rural schools at a disadvantage compared with those in urban areas and says that Gillotts School in Henley, Chiltern Edge School in Sonning Common, Langtree School in Woodcote and Goring and Peppard primary schools have all complained.

He said: “The Conservative manifesto gave a commitment to a new funding formula which is being taken forward. I am trying to get some indication of the principles which will be involved in setting it.

“In the meantime, I am trying to raise signatures on a petition to be presented to the House of Commons at the same time as similar petitions from around the country.



“I will also be signing a letter to the Prime Minister advocating change.”

The meeting was organised by the Campaign for Fairer Funding in Education, known as f40, which comprises a consortium of the 40 lowest-funded authorities in England and Wales, including Oxfordshire County Council.



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