Funding boost for Rugby schools welcomed by local MP Mark Pawsey

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey at Rugby Free Primary School, which is receiving an additional 8.66% per pupil funding from April 2020


School funding in Rugby is to receive a major funding boost under plans unveiled by the Government last week.

Schools in Rugby will receive an average of 7.5% more funding per pupil next year as part of the recent multi-billion investment in primary and secondary education, taking the overall per pupil funding to £4,538 as part of the Government’s multi-billion investment in primary and secondary education.

Rugby’s MP Mark Pawsey has welcomed this new funding as part of the Government’s emphasis on providing the best possible start for young people. It also delivers on the commitment to fairer funding for Warwickshire, which has historically been amongst the lowest funded local authorities for education in England. The funding announcement also includes an increase of £780m next year to support children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) – an increase of over 12% compared to 2019-20.

The extra money will be available from April and ensures that per-pupil funding for all schools in Rugby can rise at least in line with inflation and delivers the promised increase in funding which the Prime Minister announced in August.

Commenting, local MP Mark Pawsey said:

“Every child in Rugby deserves the best possible start in life which is why this funding increase for our great local schools is so important. I know from talking to teachers and parents that ensuring that our schools are fully funded is a key concern, and this announcement delivers for our schools.”

Mark continued:

“The 7.5% per pupil funding boost next year will mean that every school in Rugby will receive a budget increase, giving teachers, parents and pupils the resources they need to continue improving standards in our schools.”

Mark concluded:

“I am particularly pleased that the new funding recognises the historic funding disparity for underfunded regions such as Warwickshire and will give parents the confidence that their children are getting a world class education.”