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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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This government is delivering on its commitment to level up regions such as ours. Yorkshire’s economy already has world-leading industry and a population of entrepreneurs and grafters. Yet too many of our communities punch beneath their weight and deprivation is higher than in the South. If levelling-up means anything, it is the mission to unlock

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Julian hails 6% funding boost for schools in York Outer

October 29, 2019

Julian has welcomed new figures released by the Department for Education which suggest that progress is finally being made towards levelling up education funding for schools in different parts of the country.

Per-pupil funding in York Outer has historically been amongst the lowest in the country, however the new figures suggest that the area is catching up, having been awarded an above average funding increase for three years running. For the academic year 2020-21, per-pupil funding will increase by 6% compared with a national average of 4%.

York’s primary schools will be set to benefit the most, with Woodthorpe and Yearsley Grove receiving a 11% and 12% increase respectively.

 

After hearing the news Julian said:

After years of campaigning alongside other MPs for a fairer funding system, I am glad to see that the Government are finally closing the gap in per-pupil funding between different areas of the country.

With the best funded schools receiving over £3,000 more per pupil than the worst, it will take some time for the problem to be fully addressed, but this is a step in the right direction. I pay tribute to all of our schools who despite these challenges deliver an excellent standard of education in York and thoroughly deserve the cash boost to help ease pressure on their budgets.

Pictured: Julian alongside Graham Stuart MP, the founder of the national Fair Funding Campaign.