Weston’s MP Welcomes More Cash For Local Schools & Students

Weston’s MP, John Penrose, has welcomed figures showing that Weston’s local schools will get significantly increased funding per pupil as he’s been demanding for years.

Local schools will get an average 5.0% cash boost per pupil – one of the largest in the country – to an average of £4655 (primary) and £6597 (secondary) in 2020-21.

John said: “This is incredibly good news. It’s vindication for all the years I and local teachers, governors and parents have spent arguing that our schools got a raw deal compared to similar areas in cities. Funding ought to reflect each school’s teaching needs, so I will be speaking with teachers and headmasters across the area to make sure the Government has got this right.”