The Government has announced today that schools in Stoke-on-Trent will receive an extra £4,668,239 to support pupils with high or special needs from 2020-21.
This follows the Prime Minister’s announcement in August that the budget for schools and high needs would be increased by a total of over £14 billion over three years, rising to £52.2 billion by 2022-23.
This is part of a wider investment in schools: every secondary school will be able to receive a minimum of £5,000 per pupil next year, and every primary school will be able to receive a minimum of £4,000 from 2021-22. On average across Stoke-on-Trent this will mean a 4.77% increase in per pupil funding. The biggest increases will go to the schools that need it most.
Jack said, “School funding has been increasing but in a lot of cases the demands and pressures on schools has been rising even faster. Parents and teachers tell me every week what sort of extra investment they would like to see in their children’s futures.
“It is fantastic that the Government has listened and produced the cash injection that’s needed. As a result, every school in Stoke-on-Trent will see an increase in funding. This is great news for our schools and communities across the city.”