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CASH INJECTION: Extra funding boost to help Chalfonts pupils become top of the class  

 Published on: 26th October 2019   |   By: Dean Shaw   |   Category: Uncategorized

Schools across the Chalfonts have been handed a boost after they were all awarded extra funding.

The extra money will be for the 2020/21 academic year, each receiving a slice of £200million divided between the county’s primary and secondary schools.

St Joseph’s in Chalfont St Peter are the biggest winners who have a 9.27 per cent increase influencing compared with the current school year 2019/20.

Increases elsewhere include Seer Green by 6.57 per cent, Coleshill Infant School by 2.8 per cent, Chalfont St Giles Junior School by 5.77 per cent and Chalfont St Giles Infant School by 1.84 per cent.

The government has said the promised extra cash for schools fulfils Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s commitment to boost spending.

But while the extra money has been welcomed, campaigners have warned it is not enough.

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said: “The biggest increases are aimed at tackling the insufficiency of funding in the worst-funded schools and this is much needed.

“However, many other schools will receive only an inflationary increase and because school costs are rising above inflation this will necessitate further savings from budgets which are already extremely hard pressed.”

Education secretary Gavin Williamson MP said funding had been directed to the schools that most needed it.

He said: “This government has announced the biggest funding boost for schools in a decade which will give every school more money for every child.

“I recognise the pressures schools have faced and want them and parents to be safe in the knowledge that all children can get the top-quality education they deserve in classrooms across the country.”

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