Local schools face a double whammy with cuts from the Government’s so called Fairer Funding Formula and a massive funding gap opening up as the result of a ‘flat-cash’ freeze while costs rise dramatically.
Figures produced by the National Audit Office show that schools nationally will lose £3 billion pounds of funding by 2020.
Schools in Wandsworth are set to lose £15,612,273 by 2020. The cuts are equivalent to the loss of 419 teachers or a cut of £603 per pupil in Wandsworth.
In Graveney the NUT estimates that schools will be affected as follows:
Sellincourt School: -£251,718
St Boniface School -£189,178
Franciscan Primary -£275,153
Hillbrook School -£327,929
Cllr. Andy Gibbons said: ‘There has been a lot of concern about the Government’s so-called Fairer Funding Formula, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Government funding for schools has been falling in real terms since 2010 because pupil numbers and costs are rising while funding per child has been frozen. Without proper funding for education we can’t invest in future generations.’
You can sign our local petition: Fairer Funding For Schools
Find out more about the cuts here: School Cuts