£3.5 million cash boost for Cheltenham schools
By Sarah Wood | 21st November 2023
Schools in Cheltenham will be funded at their highest level in history next year.
Schools in the town are set to receive over £3.5 million in additional Government funding in 2024-25.
The investment is part of the Government's plan to give schools in England their highest ever funding in real terms, totalling almost £60 billion for 2024-25.
Before Alex Chalk was elected as MP for Cheltenham, Cheltenham's schools had some of the lowest per pupil funding in the country. After fighting a long campaign, the national funding formula was changed, bringing the town's primary and secondary schools more in line with their London counterparts.
Alex Chalk said: "We are extremely lucky to have so many wonderful schools here in Cheltenham, with such dedicated and talented teachers.
"So I welcome that schools in Cheltenham will receive a £3.5m cash boost, which will help Cheltenham schools to continue to give our young people the best possible chance to go as far as their talents will take them."
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