I am glad to announce the government has committed an additional £7.1 billion investment into schools across the country.
This investment will benefit every school – with particularly significant gains for the lowest funded schools. It will ensure that per pupil funding for all schools can rise at least in line with inflation next year; and faster than inflation for most. It delivers on the Prime Minister’s pledge to ensure every secondary school receives at least £5,000 per pupil, and every primary school at least £3,750 next year – putting primary schools on the path to receiving at least £4,000 per pupil the following year. Those schools that are already attracting their National Funding Formula allocations can expect significant cash increases of 4% per pupil on average (subject to changes in pupil characteristics and numbers). We will also remove the cap on gains for schools not yet attracting their full gains under the new formula, so that funding flows through in full.
Illustrative school level allocations will be announced early next month, and I look forward to writing to you with further details of the impact for schools in your constituency. In the meantime, please see below for a list of schools in your constituency that attracted less than £3,750 or £5,000 per pupil in 2019-20.
Crucially, this package will underpin the government's historic reforms to the school funding system – ensuring that a child with the same needs benefits from the same funding, wherever they happen to live in the country.
Every school will attract increases in line with inflation or higher. The following schools in Daventry will particularly benefit from increases to at least the minimum per pupil funding levels of either £3,750 for primary or £5,000 for secondary schools in 2020-21
- Ashby Fields Primary School
- Boughton Primary School
- Braunston Church of England Primary School
- Brixworth CofE VC Primary School
- Bugbrooke Community Primary School
- Earls Barton Primary School
- Harpole Primary School
- Moulton Primary School
- The Bliss Charity School
- Weedon Bec Primary School
- West Haddon Endowed Church of England Primary School
- Campion School
- Guilsborough Academy
- Moulton School and Science College
I am extremely happy that the government has committed this funding, and I look forward to seeing the positive change it can bring about to schools in our area and across the country.