Commenting on the Government’s re-announcement on fair funding for schools, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Lucy Powell MP said:
“While the principle of so-called Fair Funding is the right starting point, the devil will be in the detail. Even before any changes to the funding formula, all schools will see their budgets cut by at least 8 per-cent in real terms over the next five years, having a huge impact on teaching and frontline resources.
“The Tory Government has dodged the difficult questions about school funding ahead of this year’s elections because they know that many parts of the country, including London where they face a key election, will lose even more from schools budgets. Now that they’ve fired the starting gun on a funding review, they should get on with the detail and not leave schools in the dark.”