Schools in England receive £2.2 billion funding increase

The Express and Star cover news that all state school pupils in England are to receive an increase in central government funding of at least two percent next year

Under the settlement, secondary schools will attract a minimum of £5,150 per pupil – up from £5,000 this year – while primary schools will get at least £4,000 per pupil, up from £3,750. The Department for Education (DfE) said the annual increase of £2.2 billion would see most local authorities receive rises of at least three percent per pupil.

There will be smaller rises for some ‘historically higher funded’ local authorities, while small and remote schools in rural areas will get additional cash reflecting the particular pressures they face. The DfE said schools would also benefit from the Government’s one-off £1 billion COVID-19 ‘catch up’ package to make up for the impact of lost teaching time due to school closures.

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