Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, has expressed his grave concerns over the Government’s ongoing cuts to school funding.
“Our excellent state-funded schools have lost out in billions of pounds in funding.
“The Institute for Fiscal Studies has equated this to an 8 per cent cut per pupil since 2010 and according to recent research reports, almost a third of all council-run secondary schools and eight in ten academies are now in deficit.
“Many schools are now desperately overwhelmed, as more and more students are competing for fewer and fewer resources. Compounded by biting cuts to local council services, in addition to the teacher recruitment and retention crisis, the current settlement is not tenable.
“Our children only have one chance to go through the school system and currently the Government is failing them. Ministers must make it a priority to reverse the cuts to school funding since 2010 and give our schools the funding they need.”