Rachel is delivering on her promise to level up school funding with the total core schools budget set to reach its highest ever level.
The budget, which includes funding for both mainstream schools and high needs, will total over £59.6 billion in 2024-25, an over £1.8 billion increase from this year, and that’s on top of the more than £3.9 billion rise in 2023-24.
The minimum per pupil funding levels will increase by 2.4% compared to 2023-24. Next year, every primary school will receive at least £4,655 per pupil, and £6,050 per pupil for secondary schools.
This means the total funding for all schools in Redditch and the Villages will increase to £66,675,900 next year.
It comes as 68% of first schools in Redditch and the Villages are rated as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted. 83% of the constituency’s middle schools and 80% of high schools are also rated as Good or Outstanding.
“As a proud product of the state school system myself, I know how vital a first-class education is to unlocking the full potential of our young people.
“Key to this is ensuring schools receive the funding they need. I promised to level up school funding in Redditch and the Villages, and the Government and I are delivering on this with the total core schools budget set to reach its highest ever level.
“School standards are important too, and I want to thank our teachers for providing students with an excellent education.”