West Cheshire Schools to benefit from £9.4 million boost

Home » Newsroom » West Cheshire Schools to benefit from £9.4 m
school children, kids, education

Earlier this month we learnt that Cheshire West schools are to benefit from an additional £9.4 million of funding from 2015.

The move follows an announcement by Minister for Education, David Laws, that additional funding of £350m will be made available nationally for the poorest-funded schools in England.

For Cheshire West and Chester this means that schools within the borough will benefit from £9.4m from April 2015 — representing a 5.4 percent increase on existing funding levels.

Executive Member for Education and Children, Councillor Mark Stocks, said: "This authority, as a member of the F40 group which represents the interests of the poorest funded local authorities, has long campaigned for more equitable funding for our schools

"West Cheshire schools have always lost out when compared to schools in the majority of other authorities under the old system of funding allocation, which was outdated and unfair.

"I am delighted that our campaigning has borne fruit. The funding available to our schools from 2015 will no doubt ensure that we see a real difference on the ground."

The new system will see funding allocated to local areas on the basis of the characteristics of their pupils and schools, rather than simply on the basis of historic levels of spending.

(Ed. I don't expect any of this will go towards solving Tarvin's future school transport problem!)

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Mr Dee And Wife
Tue 16 Oct 6:00am  |  hits: 508

Well after a long day working at the hairdressers on Saturday a Sri Lankan takeaway from the Manor house (previously known as Jessops) was just what I needed, and it was delicious. Not knowing much about the cuisine and had never previously eaten any I was intrigued to give it a try. It turns out that Sri Lankan cuisine has been formed over the years from many different factors...

Richard Chaplin Conservation Area utf 8 q conservation_area_display_numbered
Sat 13 Oct 6:00am  |  hits: 375

Unlike many or our neighbouring villages, Tarvin has had no maps on display of our historic village centre Conservation Area. Tarvin Civic Trust thought that posting a display somewhere in the village centre might fit the bill. We considered display boards of all shapes and sizes but where would we put them? Then we lit on the idea of posting a display on the back window of the bus shelter...

Concrete Slab Innit
Thu 18 Oct 6:00am  |  hits: 260

Parents, carers and eagle eyed members of the community may have noticed that a concrete slab has been laid adjacent to the entrance to the playground at the Primary School.For those weren't aware this will house cycle shelters so that bikes and scooters can be protected from the weather during the school day. Following a questionnaire to parents the school understands that should cycling...