Elmbridge schools to benefit from £390m Government boost

Dominic Raab MP: Welcomes the funding

Dominic Raab MP: Welcomes the funding

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School pupils in the borough will benefit from an additional £212 each after the Government announced a further boost to education funding.

Primary and secondary schools in some of the least fairly funded local authority areas will benefit from a £390m cash boost handed down from central Government as part of plans to create fairer schools funding.

Surrey County Council, responsible for schools in Elmbridge, will receive £28.4m from the pot and will be split equally between schools in 11 parliamentary constituencies.

The boost means schools in Esher and Walton and Runnymede and Weybridge will have an additional 5.2 per cent of funding in the 2015/2016 academic year, the equivalent of £212 per pupil.

Dominic Raab, MP for Esher and Walton, said: "This is the third injection of additional funding for Elmbridge schools under this government, an increase in our funding formula allocation of 5.2 per cent.

"Working with Surrey County Council, our new academy and free schools as well as maintained schools, I am delighted that despite the tight public finances we are getting to grips with the acute shortfall of places left by the last government."

The fairer schools funding comes as part of the Government’s long-term economic plan to improve the quality of education for children and to equip them with skills to succeed in later life.

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