Jonathan Chatfield welcomes Fairer Funding for Cambridgeshire Schools

Cambridgeshire schools are to get an extra £23.2 million in government funding, a 7.9% increase worth £2.7 million more than originally expected. 

Local Liberal Democrats have been campaigning for more than a decade to provide a fairer funding deal for the county's schools. Over the last 30 years the funding for Cambridgeshire schools has fallen behind, so that our pupils now receive £600 per year less than the English average. Until now, no government has done anything about it, but with this new funding deal - representing £311 per pupil - more than half the gap has been closed. 

As a parent, Jonathan knows the importance of investing in our children's future and in particular in early years education. He has long supported the campaign to help provide better funding for the county's schools. 

key_-_education_children.jpgHe said "This is tremendous news for our children, and I am grateful to the tireless efforts of Cambridge Lib Dem MP Julian Huppert. He has lobbied Ministers repeatedly, and led a Westminster debate calling for the government to act as a matter of urgency.

"However while this is welcome news, our schools are still receiving less funding than the national average, so we still have work to do. We must continue to push for an even better deal so that our county gets the funding it needs to ensure our children receive the education they deserve."


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