From today, every state school in Esher and Walton constituency can expect to receive a cash boost to invest in extra resources – totalling £2,266,299 for all state schools across the constituency. A typical primary school will receive approximately an extra £35,000 and secondary schools can expect to receive around £200,000.
Schools can choose how to invest the extra funding; however, it is primarily expected to support salary uplifts for teachers and teaching assistants and help with increased running costs, school trips and learning materials.
The boost means that school budgets are rising by £3.5 billion next year, and funding will be at the highest ever level in real terms per pupil by the next academic year, as measured by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
It also means school funding is set to rise faster than forecast inflation in both 2023/24 and 2024/25.
Our Plan for Esher and Walton constituency includes providing good and outstanding secondary school places for every family. You can read more at the link below.