Friday 7 August 2020 / 12:01 AM Kate Green / Schools

Kate Green responds to Education Policy Institute analysis of the school funding settlement

Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to Education Policy Institute analysis of the school funding settlement, said:

“While more money for schools is welcome, this research shows that the National Funding Formula is neither efficient nor effective at directing money to schools serving the most disadvantaged.

“If the Government really wants to ‘level up’ and get value for the taxpayer, it should prioritise ensuring the largest funding increases reach the students who need the most support. Especially at a time when Covid-19 threatens to widen the attainment gap further.

“This formula is a nonsense that claims to fund schools fairly but actually bakes in inequality.”