Schools Funding

Fair Funding for Local Schools

On being elected, I have visited almost every one of our local primary and secondary schools. We have a great community of schools, led by excellent Headteachers, their staff and local governors. 

Schools are facing challenges in balancing their budgets due to recent increases in wages and entitlements for staff. This is a welcome pay rise for hardworking staff but schools need more funding to cover the extra spending. A failure to provide this will lead to reductions in the classroom. 

Through my work speaking in Parliament, lobbying Government Ministers and in working with my local schools, I hope to advance the case that further investment (on top of the record £40bl being spent on schools by the Government) will help schools meet the current challenges and ensure more children get on in life. 

News

MP Welcomes New Funding for Local Schools

Local MP, Huw Merriman, has this week welcomed extra Government money for local schools. The injection of finance will see the amount of money spent locally on each pupil ultimately rise, on average, by almost 6%.

Huw welcomes budget increase for local secondary schools

Huw Merriman, MP for Bexhill and Battle, has welcomed the additional £1.3 billion a year extra funding for schools and praised parents and teachers across the constituency for helping him press the Government to do more.

Local MP lobbies Education Secretary on School Funding

Local MP for Bexhill and Battle, Huw Merriman, held talks with the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, on Monday to discuss the funding levels for local schools and early years providers.

Schools Campaigning for Fair Funding

The issue of school funding has been making waves across the country. Locally, my own schools have mobilised support from parents and I have been lobbied by every school in the constituency.

Schools Funding

Constituents have contacted me with concerns around school funding and how this impacts local schools. 

Huw lobbies School Minister for School Funding (again)

Having met with the Schools Minister in December, I met with him again in February to discuss the funding pressures which schools in the constituency are experiencing. I mentioned that I had written to every headteacher within the constituency.

Huw Lobbies Schools Minister for School Funding

In December, following the launch by the Government of a consultation process to reform the Schools' Funding Formula, I met with the Schools Minister, Nick Gibb, and his team in the Department of Education.

Huw Writes to Local Headteachers on School Funding

This week, I have written to every local primary and secondary school in the 200 square miles of the Bexhill and Battle constituency to seek the opinions of the Headteachers and Governors about the current funding challenges being faced by our schools.