School Places Crisis (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3687
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you think that the national funding formula for providing school places is fair on schools in London?

Answer

Answer for School Places Crisis (4)

Answer for School Places Crisis (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are multiple funding routes for schools in London to access capital funds for new school places. However, it is apparent that with the current level of government funding local authorities in London have needed to provide additional capital investment. The costs in London are high as well as demand for places. I will continue to work closely with London Councils to lobby government for additional funding.

With regard to revenue funding for school places I support the government changes to simplify the funding formula whilst at the same time providing additional funding for specific pupils for example the pupil premium.