Barnet set to receive extra £200,000 for its schools from central government

Times Series: Conservative MP Mike Freer welcomed the announcement Conservative MP Mike Freer welcomed the announcement

Barnet is set to receive an additional £200,000 for its schools in the next financial year, the Department for Education has announced.

The additional funding will increase spending per pupil in the borough during 2015/16 to almost £5,000.

Schools minister David Laws pledged the money during a statement in the House of Commons last week.

The government is proposing that by 2015, every local area will attract a minimum level of funding per pupil, making distribution of resources fairer.

Finchley and Golders Green MP Mike Freer welcomed the pledge, saying: “Even though Barnet has some of the best state schools in the country, the additional money is to be welcomed.

“The money follows a successful campaign by MPs for fairer schools funding and I am pleased that my constituency will benefit.”


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