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Help us to Increase Funding for All Schools

Schools are having to make difficult choices on how to spend their limited funding as their income has not kept pace with the rise in costs since 2010. All schools are working very hard to “make ends meet” but this is becoming increasingly difficult and verging on almost impossible. As funding has become tighter, schools have had to cut back on:

  • Teaching and non-teaching staff
  • Support for more vulnerable pupils
  • Small group work for children who are not thriving in school
  • Teaching resources (parents being asked to pay for books and materials)
  • Subject choices in secondary schools
  • Range of activities for primary pupils
  • Extracurricular activities provided free or subsidised
  • Repairs to buildings
  • Renewal of equipment

A petition was started in 2018 to force the Government to address this issue of chronic underfunding. This currently has over 55,000 signatories and it is hoped that it can quickly increase to 100,000, which could trigger a debate in the House of Commons.

Please sign the petition below and encourage family and friends to support it too.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/232220

This petition was debated in Parliament on Monday 4th March. Please follow this link to watch the debate:  

https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/198bdfcd-f451-4891-a8b5-c8a888c4c2a0


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