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Learning the hard way

08 February 2017
  • Under the Government’s new National Funding Formula for schools, it’s estimated up to 70 per cent of London schools will see their funding reduced[1].
  • The formula, proposed for introduction April 2018, will see significant re-allocation of funding from London to other parts of the country[2].
  • Of the 20 local authorities facing the largest reduction, 11 are in London[3].

The London Assembly Education Panel will tomorrow examine the Government’s plans for a new National Funding Formula and its likely impact on London schools.

The following guests will be questioned:

  • Councillor Claire Kober, Haringey Council and Chair of London Councils
  • Valentine Mulholland, Head of Policy, National Association of Headteachers (NAHT)
  • Elizabeth Wolverson,  Director, School Support Services, London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS)
  • Dr Mary Bousted, General Secretary, Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL)

The meeting will take place on Thursday 9 February from 2:00pm in the Chamber, City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Follow us @LondonAssembly and take part in the discussion using #AssemblyEdu

Notes to editors

  1. National Funding Formula for schools – stage 2: Report to the Executive - London Councils, January 2017.
  2. Answered: Six questions about the new schools national funding formula – Times Education Supplement, 14 December 2016.
  3. National funding formula: the winners and losers by local authority area - Schools Week, 14 December 2016.
  4. Full agenda papers.
  5. Jennette Arnold OBE AM, Chair of the Education Panel is available for interview.  See contact details below.
  6. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Mary Dolan 020 7983 4603.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officerNon-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.