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

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 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.