The way schools are funded is changing. If new government proposals go ahead, Warrington would be one of the worst funded areas in the country.
Under the new formula and based on current pupil numbers, schools in the best funded authority area would receive on average £6775 per child while those in Warrington would receive £4306 – a difference of £2469 per child. In October 2016 we had 17,838 primary pupils and 11,557 secondary pupils in the borough making Warrington schools as a whole just under £73m worse off per year than the best funded areas.
We don’t think that’s fair and the new proposals don’t address the existing 'postcode lottery' for our children, so we are supporting schools, parents and students across the borough to make their voices heard.