- Schools in Lincolnshire will receive £50million in extra funding next year, as part of a £4 billion funding boost from the Conservative Government across the country.
- Funding per pupil will increase nationally by five per cent in real terms from next year, giving significant increases for every pupil in every school.
- A record £1 billion extra will be spent to support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, so that all young people can reach their full potential.
Matt Warman has welcomed the news that schools in Lincolnshire will receive £648 million in funding next year, a boost of £50million as part of the Conservative Government’s £4 billion increase in spending for schools across the country.
The £4 billion extra funding for school delivers on the Prime Minister’s commitment when entering Downing Street, when he pledged to level up school funding by pledging over £14 billion for primary and secondary schools by 2022-23.
The £50million extra funding can use for hiring specialist teachers, providing training, and purchasing school supplies including textbooks.
The total extra funding for schools means mainstream schools will receive £41.7 billion in 2022-23, an increase of 5.8 per cent per pupil. Every primary school will receive at least £4,362 per pupil, and every secondary school at least £5,669 per pupil.
Matt Warman has also commended the Conservative Government’s targeted £1 billion boost to funding for special educational needs and disabilities, which is a record 13 per cent increase on this year’s funding.
The extra funding will help schools, councils, and other specialist providers provide the right care and support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities – so that every child receives the help they need to learn and fulfil their potential.
The increases in school funding follows the investment of nearly £5 billion in education recovery, which includes £1.5 billion on tutoring in schools and colleges across the country to help children and young people catch up on lost learning during the pandemic.
Commenting, Matt Warman said:
“No child or young person should be limited by where they grow up – they should be supported to get a world class education at school.
“The £50million funding boost for schools in Lincolnshire will help them to hire more teachers, get materials to support pupils learning, and support pupils with special needs and disabilities.
“As we build back fairer, this funding will ensure every young person can receive the education they deserve so they can fulfil their potential.”
Schools Minister Robin Walker said:
“Every pupil, no matter where they grow up or go to school, deserves an excellent education and the chance to fulfil their potential.
“This £4 billion funding boost delivers on the Prime Minister’s commitment to level up school funding – giving significant increases to every pupil in every school – and taken alongside our ambitious education recovery plan with additional investment of almost £5 billion, will support every young person to catch up following the disruption caused by the pandemic.
“This additional investment also represents a significant boost to high needs funding, helping local authorities support pupils with special educational needs, and helping to ensure all young people can thrive and succeed.”
Notes to editors:
- Delivering the biggest school funding increase in a decade, funding schools with £41.7 billion in 2022-23l, giving every child a world-class education. We are boosting school funding by £4 billion in the 2023-23 academic year, with £5,669 per pupil for every secondary and £4,362 per pupil for every primary. By 2022-23 the total schools’ budget will have risen by £14.4 billion compared to 2019-20, the biggest increase in a decade (DfE, Press Release, 16 December 2021).
- Increasing SEN funding by £1 billion, a record 13 per cent increase on this year, so that every child receives the help they need to learn and fulfil their potential. The extra funding will help schools, councils, and specialist providers provide the care and support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (DfE, Press Release, 16 December 2021).
- Providing catch-up support of almost £5 billion in our Education Recovery Plan, so every child can fulfil their potential. We are investing an extra £1.8 billion n catch-up funding, bringing the total up to almost £5 billion, including: tutoring for around six million pupils, over £200 million for summer schools, and salary boosts of up to £3,000 to attract the best teachers to support pupils (DfE, Press Release, 27 October 2021; DfE, News Story, 29 July 2021; DfE, Press Release, 12 October 2021).
- Building new and improved facilities for 100 schools, giving more children the world class learning environment they deserve. To give young people the best opportunity to fulfil their potential, we have announced the first 100 schools of the 500 that will benefit from our £1 billion School Rebuilding Programme over the next decade, helping to build new facilities from classrooms and science labs, to sports halls and dining rooms (DfE, Press Release, 19 July 2021).
- Announcing a new levelling up premium, boosting the number of specialist teachers and making a real difference to schools across the country. The new premium will be worth up to £3,000 per teacher – which will support the recruitment and retention of specialist teachers in shortage subjects and in the schools and areas that need them most (Prime Minister’s Office, News Story, 6 October 2021).
- Tripling SEN capital provision to over £900m a year to provide extra support for those students who need it. We are building additional SEN and more social care places and tripling SEN capital provision, to help every young person fulfil their potential (HM Treasury, Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, 27 October 2021).