LGA responds to Prime Minister's school funding announcement

“The Government’s increase in schools budgets is good news. Councils, rather than Whitehall, are best placed to work with the schools in their communities to ensure this funding is distributed fairly."


School children

Responding to the Prime Minister’s schools funding announcement, Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board, said: 

“The Government’s increase in schools budgets is good news. Councils, rather than Whitehall, are best placed to work with the schools in their communities to ensure this funding is distributed fairly. Continuing to have some flexibility to agree with schools a local funding formula, would allow councils to work with Government to produce the best possible outcomes for both schools and pupils and ensure every child gets the best education possible. 

“The Government also needs to work with councils as part of its upcoming review on the SEND system so we can help it understand demand pressures and provide a long-term sustainable funding solution.”