This first year of funding made possible by the Government’s three year, £14 billion pound investment in primary and secondary education, has now been released, and Lucy has welcomed an increase for per pupil funding for Cambridgeshire, on average, by 5%.
Schools in Cambridgeshire have been historically underfunded, and ensuring that they receive a fairer settlement has been one of Lucy's top priorities since entering Parliament. She has routinely met with Department of Education ministers, brought headteachers from the constituency to meet with ministers in Westminster, and consistently made the case for an improved National Funding Formula.
This news is a huge step in the right direction. It means improved opportunities for children, reduced financial pressure for head teachers, and greater certainty for parents.