Education Press Release

Hull MPs to meet with Headteachers about school funding

The three Hull MPs, Emma Hardy, Diana Johnson and Karl Turner, will meet with head teachers from Hull and Hessle schools and colleges today to discuss the Conservative Party’s proposed new National Funding Formula for schools.

Emma has arranged this meeting as she and the other Hull MPs are concerned about the effect the new National Funding Formula could have on the ability of schools in Hull and Hessle to give children the education they deserve.

The National Funding Formula leaves schools in Hull and Hessle facing a real terms cut in budgets between 2015/16 and 2019/20. The hardest hit schools in the area will see per pupil losses in funding of up to £573.

After meeting with head teachers, Emma, Diana and Karl will be sending a joint submission to the Chancellor of the Exchequer in advance of his Budget statement to Parliament later this year. The submission will lobby the Treasury for the resources and investment needed for the communities of Kingston upon Hull and Hessle.

Emma Hardy MP said

“If this Conservative Government’s new National Funding Formula goes through as it currently is, the cuts to school budgets in Hull and Hessle will be devastating. School leaders will struggle to make ends meet and it will be the children and young people who lose out.

“We will see larger class sizes, further narrowing of the curriculum and support for the most vulnerable children being reduced. This is not acceptable and so we want the Chancellor to know that we are not prepared to let The Conservative Party harm the education of the children in this area.”

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