Sheffield Hallam to be one of the 20 worst hit constituencies in the country under proposed National Funding Formula

Sheffield Hallam is set to become one of the areas with the worst funded schools under Tory plans.

Analysis undertaken by the NUT for Schools Week puts Sheffield Hallam 17th on the list of constituencies that face having the worst-funded schools under the government’s new national funding formula. 

Commenting on the news, Liberal Democrat candidate for Sheffield Hallam Nick Clegg said

“Under the Conservatives, funding per pupil is set to see the biggest cuts in a generation, while millions of pounds are being spent on divisive plans to expand grammars and free schools.

“Although the way our schools are funded is desperately unfair and needs reform, introducing a new National Funding Formula against a backdrop of real-terms cuts is the worst of all worlds.

“Despite money being tight during the Coalition Government, I personally insisted that core school budgets were protected in real terms to keep up with both prices and pupil numbers. We also found an additional £400 million as a stopgap measure to help the most underfunded schools.

“The Liberal Democrats would protect per pupil funding in real terms in schools and invest an extra £36m for schools in Sheffield to ensure no school and no child loses out.

“Only the Liberal Democrats would reverse crippling Conservative cuts to school budgets and invest to ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed."

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