It’s fantastic news that every secondary school in Thirsk and Malton will receive a minimum of £5,000 per pupil next year and every primary school will get a minimum of £4,000 per pupil from 2021-22, rising at least in line with inflation.
This means that the following primary schools in Thirsk and Malton will receive an increase on their existing budget per pupil to £3,750 in 2020-21
- Alne Primary School
- Amotherby Community Primary School
- Carlton Miniott Community Primary School
- Easingwold Community Primary School
- Kirkbymoorside Community Primary School
- Malton Community Primary School
- Norton Community Primary School
- Pickering Community Infant School
- Pickering Community Junior School
- Sowerby Community Primary School
For the following secondary schools the budget will increase to £5,000 per pupil in 2020-21
- Easingwold School
- Lady Lumley's School
- Malton School
- Norton College
- Ryedale School
- Thirsk School & Sixth Form College
Educating our youngsters is a huge responsibility and this will make a big difference to teachers who work so hard to give young people the skills they need for jobs in the modern economy. There will also be extra money for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), so every pupil throughout my constituency can access the education that is right for them, and none are held back from reaching their potential. The Prime Minister has also pledged to meet the £4.5 billion requirement for teachers’ pensions from outside the education budget. This means that every penny of the extra £14 billion will go straight to schools and delivering the best educational outcomes for our children.
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson said “When I became Prime Minster at the start of the summer, I promised to make sure every child receives a superb education - regardless of which school they attend, or where they grew up. Today I can announce the first step in delivering on that pledge – funding per pupil in primary and secondary schools will increase, and be levelled up across the entire country. We should not accept the idea that there can be “winners or losers” when it comes to our children’s futures. That’s why we are providing additional funding now and for the future for every school, with those historically underfunded receiving the greatest increase. My government will ensure all young people get the best possible start in life. That means the right funding, but also giving schools the powers they need to deal with bad behaviour and bullying so pupils continue to learn effectively”.