Robert Largan MP has welcomed the Government’s increase to school funding. Schools in England are set to benefit from record funding as England’s core school budget reaches almost £60 billion in 2024-25. This will be its highest ever level in real terms.
This funding also includes an extra £440 million investment to support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) by funding special schools and providing mainstream schools with the additional resources they need.
This extra funding comes hot on the heels of new figures confirming that local schools are getting better. As of 2024, 89% of schools and nurseries in the High Peak are rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, compared to 56% in 2010 under the last Labour Government.
Thanks to the Conservative Government’s widespread education reforms, England continues to rise up the global rankings in maths, reading, and science. Just this month, England was ranked 11th in the world for maths, up from 27th in 2009, placing England as one of the top performing countries in the western world. In May 2023, England was named ‘best in the west’ for primary reading.
Commenting, Robert Largan, MP for High Peak, said:
This record funding will be a big help for local schools. We’re really seeing the progress that has been made with the latest Ofsted reports. 89% of local schools are now rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ compared to only 56% under the last Labour Government.
Previously underperforming schools like Hope Valley College and Glossopdale School have now been upgraded to ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
Education in the High Peak is going from strength to strength!
Commenting, Education Secretary Gillian Keegan said:
Our schools and our teachers are better than ever – and it’s so important that as standards continue to rise, so does our support for schools.
That is why boosting school funding was the first thing I did as Education Secretary, and why I will continue to make sure our brilliant schools and teachers have the tools they need to make sure every child receives a world class education.