Hereford & Worcester

Worcestershire to receive £5m extra in school funding

Schools in Worcestershire are to receive nearly £5m in extra funding from the government.

From 2015-16, £350m will be given to areas across England where historically less money is spent per pupil.

Schools Minister David Laws said the money would ensure that Whitehall funding is "fairer" in the future.

The extra funding of £4.9m amounts to a 1.7% increase in "per pupil funding" in the county, Conservative MP for Wyre Forest Mark Garnier said.

"I want to take another look at this to make sure we are really getting our fair share of this extra money," he said.

The funding will mean pupils in the county will be better off by £71 per pupil per year, Mr Garnier said.

"The bottom line is it will be easier for teachers to teach because they're going to have more resources."

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