Update on the proposed government funding cuts to Hounslow Schools
Published: Tuesday, 21st March 2017
Hounslow Council is calling on the government to protect funding for schools in Hounslow and across London, following a consultation that proposes to reduce budgets for a number of schools in the capital.
The second stage of the school’s National Funding Formula [NFF] has been published stating that there will be a redistribution of current money, which for London schools means an increase in some schools’ budgets, with others seeing their budgets severely reduced.
Cllr Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services, said:
“At January’s Borough Council meeting, I proposed a motion calling on the government to protect the valuable funding that Hounslow schools receive so that they can continue to provide a high standard of education for all pupils. The motion was successfully passed, receiving unanimous cross-party support from Labour and Conservative Councillors.
Since then, I have written to the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening MP, outlining how the success of our schools in the borough could be at risk under the proposed changes. A copy of my letter can be found below.
It is crucial that we continue to add pressure on the government to properly consider the impact of funding cuts on the opportunities for children and young people who attend our schools. If you haven’t already, I would urge parents, teachers and governors to take part in the government consultation, or write directly to Justine Greening MP with your views.