George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle has welcomed the confirmation that secondary schools guaranteeing at least £5,000 in per pupil funding, and every primary school at least £3,750 per pupil, thanks to new legislation recently introduced by the Government.
Cornwall Council will now be required to make sure that every school receives these minimum levels of funding for each pupil - a commitment which the Prime Minister pledged to deliver during his first 100 days in office. Previously, local authorities were not required to allocate the money for schools in this way - with many schools across the country falling below the recommended minimum levels of funding for each pupil.
This forms part of the government's £14 billion funding boost for schools over the next three years - ensuring that all young people receive an excellent education, regardless of where they grow up or go to school.
The legislation guarantees that funding per pupil in Cornwall will increase by 4.51% in 2020-21 to an average of £4,660.60 per pupil.
George said, "Locally across Camborne, Redruth and Hayle we have some of the best schools in Cornwall with teachers and students benefiting from their fantastic experiences.
"Every child should have the chance to succeed in life and that starts with access to a good education, no matter their background or where they live. This announcement will ensure that every child can get the education they deserve and will give every parent confidence that their children are getting the best start in life - one that will allow them to fulfil their potential and prepare them for their future."