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Thurrock MP says local schools will benefit from funding changes

17 Mar Thurrock MP says local schools will benefit from funding changes

The Government is currently considering how to change the funding formula for schools to make it fairer. The claims that Thurrock schools are facing cuts are simply not accurate. 

Thurrock is however set to benefit from these changes which will see funds redirected from richer areas to those with higher levels of deprivation. There is an additional £1.4m coming into Thurrock.

Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle Price said “It is very disappointing that the NUT are using misleading figures to fight these proposals which are simply designed to make sure that funds are directed in a fairer way.”

Thurrock schools including Gateway Primary, Aveley, Somers Heath, Deneholm will all get more money.

So will the Gateway Academy and Stanford-Le-Hope Primary School it has been claimed.

“It means that some schools will gain and some schools will lose. But overall there is more money, not less, going into our schools. ” Jackie Doyle Price added