Rural schools in England are to be thrown a lifeline in terms of funding due to new Government proposals.
The current funding system is said to be heavily weighted towards solving the challenges of schools in London – while rural schools have been virtually ignored. The new proposal to include a “sparsity” factor when calculating how much funding each school will get, will mean rural schools get a boost.
The Education Secretary, Justine Greening, also said that schools with a large number of students who join part-way through the school year (e.g. migrants, refugees, travellers and so on) would also be awarded extra funding.
The aim, she said, is “to have a fair approach”.
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