Funding Boost for Schools

Schools funding in Milton Keynes and across England will increase under a Conservative Government.

The Conservative Party Manifesto, released yesterday, promises a range of measures that will make funding for schools fairer.

No schools will see their funding cut and there will be a real terms increase to the overall schools budget.

The manifesto states: “We will increase the overall schools budget by £4 billion by 2022, representing more than a real terms increase for every year of the parliament.”

The Conservatives have also promised to protect the Pupil Premium, which was brought in 2011 to raise achievement among disadvantaged children.

Among the other education pledges are plans to build at least a hundred new free schools a year, a specialist maths school in every major city in England, and free school breakfasts for every child in every year of primary school.

Milton Keynes Conservative Candidates Mark Lancaster and Iain Stewart commented:

“We are very pleased with the pledge to increase the schools budget. We have always lobbied for more funding for our schools, our college and our universities.

“Like Theresa May we want MK and the whole country to be a place where everyone has a fair chance to go as far as their talent and their hard work will allow, where advantage is based on merit not privilege.

“Standards and opportunities for young people have vastly improved across Milton Keynes since 2010 and we are the only experienced voices who will fight in Parliament to make sure that continues.”