Funding for 83% of schools cut over 5 years as Tories' funding plans fail the next generation

November 9, 2019 3:43 AM

School photoBoris Johnson's funding plans will see 83% of schools receiving less money per pupil in April 2020, in real terms, than they received in 2015, according to a new National Education Union report.

"The Conservatives are failing the next generation, these disgraceful figures prove, " says Dr Nick Cott, Newcastle Liberal Democrats Education spokesperson and parliamentary candidate for Newcastle North. "Schools are already struggling to cope with catastrophic budget cuts, with head teachers having to ask parents for donations for basic resources like paper and textbooks. This chronic underfunding is only set to get worse, denying children in Newcastle as well as up and down the country the opportunity to realise their full potential.

"Only the Liberal Democrats can deliver the funding our schools so desperately need. We have a plan to stop Brexit and invest £10 billion of the Remain bonus into our schools, giving every child the best possible start in life."