MP welcomes extra funding for schools

More funding is on the way for schools.

More funding is on the way for schools.

First published in News
Last updated

LEDBURY'S MP, Bill Wiggin has welcomed a forthcoming cash boost to local schools.

Mr Wiggin, the MP for North Herefordshire, was in the House of Commons, on Thursday March 13, to ask a question about the additional school funding.

He welcomed the news, from Education Minister David Laws, of an additional £2.6 million, - money which will be awarded to Herefordshire Council next year

From 2015/16 school funding per pupil in Herefordshire will increase from £4,306 to £4,430. An increase of £124 per pupil or 2.9%.

After the session Mr Wiggin said: ““I am delighted that Herefordshire has been awarded this extra funding, this is exactly what I pressed the Prime Minister for when I lobbied him about Herefordshire’s funding problems before Christmas.

“This is the latest in a series of good announcements for Herefordshire.

“In January Herefordshire Council was awarded £1,732,894 in capital funding for new school places between 2014 and 2017 and in the provisional Local Government Settlement Herefordshire Council was awarded an additional £598,000 for both 2014/15 and 2015/16.”

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree