London schools cuts

MQT on 2017-03-22
Session date: 
March 22, 2017
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Hundreds of schools in London may lose up to £500 for every pupil due to the government's new annual funding formula. What representations are you making to the Government over this disastrous cut to London's schools?


Answer for London schools cuts

Answer for London schools cuts

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I wrote to the Secretary of State for Education to express my strong concerns about the funding formula changes, before the Government published its schools funding formula consultation document in December.

At my Education Conference last month, I stated that there is no doubt that the funding proposals put forward by Government will cause an education crisis for the capital.

I have also responded formally to the Government's consultation and am seeking a meeting with the Secretary of State for Education.