DfE dismisses claims it will ditch national school funding formula

Reports of rethink comes amid Tory revolt over school funding proposal.

 

Government sources have dismissed claims that it will withdraw its proposed reform of the school funding system as “lobbying” by backbench Conservative MPs.

 

Education secretary Justine Greening told MPs in December that the national funding formula, due to be introduced in 2018-19, would ensure “all schools and local areas will now receive a consistent and a fair share of the schools budget”.

 

The plan would see 10,740 schools gain but 9,128 lose out, and has met with mounting opposition from Tory MPs whose constituencies include schools that would see funding cut.

 

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