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Secondary schools will be forced to spend a minimum of £5,000 per pupil by law

Secondary schools will be forced to spend a minimum of £5,000 per pupil by law as part of £14billion spending boost

  • For primary schools the limit will be £3,750 – rising to £4,000 next year
  • The fresh new law is as set out by the Prime Minister during his first 100 days 
  • He said: ‘Levelling up education is key to helping every child reach full potential’

Schools must spend a minimum amount on each pupil under a law unveiled by Boris Johnson last night.

Every secondary school will be told to spend at least £5,000 per pupil annually, while for primaries the limit will be £3,750 – rising to £4,000 next year.

For the first time, councils will be required by law to make sure every school gets the full amount of the minimum levels of funding pledged for each pupil, as set out by the Prime Minister during his first 100 days.

For the first time, councils will be required by law to make sure every school gets the full amount of the minimum levels of funding pledged for each pupil, as set out by the PM

Previously, local authorities were not mandated to allocate school money this way, with many falling below the minimum funding for each pupil.

Mr Johnson said: ‘Levelling up education is the key to helping every child reach their full potential.

‘We’re guaranteeing the minimum level of funding for every pupil so that, with a top-class education, they can become innovators and trailblazers.

‘As we start a new chapter in our history, our younger generations will be front and centre of all that we do.’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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