- The Conservative Government is investing an extra £2 billion into schools this year and next, with every state school in England benefitting and schools in Colne Valley, Holme Valley and Lindley receiving £3,143,550 in extra funding.
- The extra funding will deliver the highest real terms spending per pupil in history by 2024–25. A typical primary school will receive approximately an extra £35,000 and a typical secondary school will receive an extra £200,000.
- This is delivering on the Conservative Government’s commitment to provide a world class education and deliver opportunity for all – wherever they come from and whatever their background.
Jason McCartney MP has welcomed extra funding from the Conservative Government, providing schools in Colne Valley, Holme Valley and Lindley with £3,143,550, as part of £2 billion this year and next for primary schools and secondary schools in England.
Every state school in England will receive extra cash. A typical primary school will receive an extra £35,000 and a typical secondary will receive £200,000.
In total the schools budget will be £58.8 billion in 2024–2025, with the Conservative Government putting more funding into schools than ever before and school funding is set to rise faster than forecast inflation in both 2023–24 and 2024–25.
Schools received their first payment by 10 May 2023 and will be able to choose how best to invest the extra funding, including to pay for teacher salary uplifts and teaching assistants. The remainder of the £2 billion will be used to increase Pupil Premium funding rates, which are rising by five per cent in 2023–24.
The Education Secretary’s 4.5 per cent pay offer for teachers next year, alongside a £1,000 one off payment, is fully funded when combined with the additional £620 million of funding provided as part of that offer.
The Conservative Government is investing record amounts to deliver a world-class education, giving pupils the education they need to succeed as it delivers on its five priorities: halve inflation, grow the economy, reduce debt, cut the waiting lists and stop the boats.
Commenting, Jason McCartney MP said:
I am committed to delivering on our community’s priorities, including fighting for investment in our schools to support young people to reach their full potential.
That is why I welcome £3,143,550 in extra funding for schools in Colne Valley, Holme Valley and Lindley from the Conservative Government, as part of £2 billion in extra school funding this year and next across England, delivering the highest real terms spending on schools in history.
This Conservative Government is providing a world-class education and deliver opportunity for all – wherever they come from and whatever their background.
Commenting, Education Secretary Gillian Keegan said:
I am hugely grateful to all our brilliant teachers, school leaders and support staff for all their incredible work and the immeasurable impact they have on the lives of children every day.
It’s fantastic that schools across Colne Valley, Holme Valley and Lindley have now received new cash, part of £3,143,550 for schools in the area, supporting them with everything from staff pay to school trips.
With school funding set to be at its highest ever level next year, even accounting for inflation, parents everywhere can be confident schools are being supported to let teachers get on and do what they do best - teach.
Notes to Editors
The Conservative Government is investing in schools and colleges by:
- Providing £2 billion extra school funding this year and next, helping schools and colleges with the highest spending on schools in history. 2024-25 will be the highest spending year in history for schools – the total the schools budget will be £58.8 billion in 2024-25, with the Conservative Government putting more into schools than ever before (DfE, Press Release, 26 April 2023, link; DfE, Press Release, 6 December 2022, link).
- Providing £500 million for energy efficiency upgrades for schools and colleges, helping them to save on their bills. On average, a primary school will receive approximately £16,000, a secondary school will receive around £42,000, and further education college groups will receive approximately £290,000 (DfE, Press Release, 6 December 2022, link).
- Boosting schools and skills under the Levelling Up plans with 55 Education Investment Areas and extra funding and support for skills to Level Up across the country. Through the Levelling Up White Paper, the Conservative Government are targeting support to 55 areas across the country where school outcomes are weakest to target investment, support and action, including: retention payments to help keep the best teachers, new specialist sixth form free schools, and new reading, writing and maths targets (DfE, Press Release, 1 February 2022, link).
- Building new and improved facilities for 400 schools, giving more children the world class learning environment they deserve. We have announced that 239 more schools will benefit from renovation projects on top of the first 161 schools announced previously as part of our £1 billion School Rebuilding Programme, providing new educational facilities for pupils (DfE, Press Release, 16 December 2022, link; DfE, Press Release, 12 July 2021, link).