MP urges fairer funding for town schools

By Harriet Ernstsons Thursday 01 May 2014 Updated: 02/05 08:48

MORE must be done to ensure Redditch schools are fairly funded, Redditch’s MP has argued.

Karen Lumley spoke out about the issue during a Westminster Hall debate organised by Worcester MP Robin Walker.

The pair and their colleagues across the county have been campaigning for a number of years to get more funding for pupils, who currently get on average £4,028 compared to £4,388 nationally.

Pupils in the borough also receive at least £700 less than those in Birmingham. Last month Schools Minister David Laws announced funding would start to be allocated more fairly from April next year.

But Mrs Lumley said: “It has been a priority for many of us since we were elected to see the mess of education funding sorted out. I am pleased now we are starting to see real progress on the matter following the previous Government’s failure to act.

“Having studied the figures across the different local authorities, however, I am concerned Worcestershire is still not getting as good a deal as others, particularly given that some better-funded authorities stand to gain more from the proposals.”

Share This

Popular »

1 Commuters back on track with railway opening

2 Music night organised by cancer survivor

3 Men charged with ram raid on Redditch business

4 Miracle baby's name inspired by hospital

5 Disc-over a bargain

More news »

Why did the chicken cross the road?

OFFICERS are still trying to crack the case

Slimmers boost Heart Safe cash

A GROUP of super slimmers have swapped lbs

Head takes over Woodfield

A NEW headteacher has made the move from

Super swimmers

SUPER swimmers from two borough schools are celebrating

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
£7,000 worth of power tools taken in Wychbold burglary

A TOTAL of 26 power tools worth more than £7,000 ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Morrisons staff cycle round the world in 48 hours

IT was olé and away as staff at Morrisons Stratford ...

Evesham Observer
Unprovoked assault on Vale jogger

WITNESSES are being sought following an unprovoked assault on a ...