Fairer Funding in our Schools

The fairer funding campaign is ongoing, I am deeply aware of the underfunding particularly in schools within the Chichester Constituency, and the wider county.  I appreciate that our schools are under ever increasing financial pressure, and are in need of better funding. 

News

Chichester MP called to “order” by Harting CE Primary

Gillian Keegan MP visited Harting CE Primary School on Friday 15th June. The Chichester MP was shown around to school by two pupils and told about each year group and what the pupils are studying. The Chichester MP was introduced to each of the year groups class pets.

Statement from West Sussex MPs

“West Sussex MPs held a meeting with Damian Hinds, the new Education Secretary, on Tuesday evening (17th April). The new Funding Formula is fairer than in the past and has released considerable extra resources to West Sussex.

Statement by West Sussex MPs

West Sussex MPs lobbied hard for the introduction of a National Funding Formula, and the extra £28 million for West Sussex schools has gone a considerable way towards making funding fairer. Our secondary schools will receive up to 12 per cent more funding when the Formula is fully implemented.

Gillian discusses funding with Nick Gibb MP

Gillian Keegan MP met with Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards, to discuss the changes to school funding. The Minister ran through the new National Funding Formula with the Chichester MP explaining the funding model and the financial increases expected to schools in the area.

Gillian Keegan MP is questioned by Bishop Luffa students

Gillian Keegan MP visited Bishop Luffa in Chichester to tour the school, meet with students and discuss the school's budget. The MP for spent over an hour looking in detail at the accounts of the school to better understand the funding pressures.

Gillian's thoughts on school funding

I am fully behind the campaign for fairer funding in our schools.  Since being elected I have joined the calls of my fellow West Sussex MP’s to ensure our school funding is improved.  I have also attended a meeting held by The Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening.  I have also had m