Per pupil funding guarantee for schools

The commitment to a minimum funding guarantee of £4000 per primary school pupil by leadership contender Boris Johnson MP has been welcomed by South West Norfolk MP and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss MP. Liz, who is Boris Johnson’s Director of Policy during the leadership campaign, commented ‘I have met a number of teachers who have raised concerns with me about the per pupil funding so to have a guaranteed amount in place is great news. Rural areas in particular were disproportionately suffering and the announcement over the weekend of a minimum £4000 builds on the earlier commitment from Boris of a minimum £5000 for secondary school students. Education is an absolute priority, and the focus moving ahead is to work with teachers to ensure they have the appropriate level of funding available.’