MP’s fears for school funding

LOCAL MP Antoinette Sandbach has sought assurances from Prime Minister Theresa May over potential cuts in funding for Cheshire schools.
During Prime Minister’s Question Time, Ms Sandbach said: “Cheshire schools in areas of rurality and areas of high deprivation will receive some of lowest per-pupil funding rates in the country under the new proposed funding formula. Does the Prime Minister agree that these discrepancies must be addressed to ensure that Eddisbury pupils get the best possible start in life.”
The Prime Minister responded by saying: “I think everybody recognises that the way that schools have been funded in the past has been unfair and many pupils have been missing out. That is why I think it is right for us to look at bringing forward a new fair funding formula, making sure that funding is attached to children’s needs.”
Speaking after the event Ms Sandbach updated constituents by saying: “This is an issue of great concern in my constituency and has been raised with me by local head teachers, I believe that these discrepancies must be addressed and I will be making representations as part of the consultation to support my constituents concerns.”