Schools across Bury are set to benefit from a multi-billion -pound government boost, the largest cash increase to funding in a decade.
The government is delivering the largest cash increase to school funding in a decade and from 2022-23, per pupil funding will increase to an average of £6,150 per secondary school pupil and £4,800 per primary school pupil – as part of the total increase in school funding next year, and on top of the £3 billion already committed for catch up learning as a result of the pandemic.
Bury is set to benefit by an average three per cent funding increase. For pupils in the north west this means average funding will increase to £5,647 a per pupil funding boost of £145 compared to current levels.
The announcements build on the Prime Minister's landmark levelling up speech delivered on Thursday 15 July - in which he set out how investing in education will help to create a better quality of life for people in every part of the UK, so everyone can access the opportunities they need to succeed regardless of their background or where they grow up.
Commenting, Bury South MP Christian Wakeford said:
“Every child deserves to learn in a world-class school, so they can get a good education and the best possible start in life.
“This extra funding will deliver that for children here giving them the best possible learning environment, so they can focus on what really matters, their education and catching up on lost learning after the pandemic.”