Norfolk is receiving a boost in additional funding for schools. The 3.82% increase comes as part of a multi-billion pound investment in primary and secondary education. The government’s extra funding means every secondary school can receive a minimum of £5,000 per pupil.
Norwich North’s MP, Chloe Smith, comments on the “good news for Norwich”, claiming the funding will mean schools can “plan” and “parents can expect better for their children”. These boosts will target schools that need funding the most and are allocated based on school size and demographics.
Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education, said: “Our schools do a brilliant job and I want parents and teachers to know that we’ve listened to them and are investing in our children’s futures. Our continuing investment in education, coupled with a bold reform agenda and the work of Ofsted, will supercharge the ongoing rise in school standards.