83% of our schools nationwide will still lose out next year because of the Conservative’s cuts to school funding. Despite promises to increase funding, the detail of the Government’s latest announcement shows it is nowhere near enough, falling well short of correcting the shortfall for every child. Crucially, it fails to reverse the cuts schools have suffered since 2015.
As the crisis in school funding continues, we have the largest class sizes in the developed world. One in 8 secondary pupils are in classes with over 30 students. How can we expect children to learn and thrive in this environment? As the Dad of a primary school child, I am determined to ensure our schools in South Cambridgeshire are fully funded. They should not have to make the difficult decision that many South Cambs schools of having to cut staff hours.
If you agree with me, sign my petition and join me to demand better for our schools.
We are calling on the Secretary of State for Education and the Chancellor of the Exchequer to:
• Immediately reverse cuts to school budgets that have taken place since 2015
• Protect per pupil funding in real terms over the lifetime of this parliament
• Provide the additional funding needed to implement a school funding formula that increases funding for schools in Cambridgeshire without cutting funding per pupil for schools in any other part of the country, so that no school loses out.