Rural schools in England could be in line for more funding

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”.

Read more here from The Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2016/12/14/rural-schools-set-funding-boost-new-government-proposals/

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