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. 


Battle for School Funding Continues

Working with constituency schools, and spending time in the classroom with pupils, is one of the great pleasures of my job. I have a huge amount of respect for the teaching profession.

MP Champions Pay Rises for NHS Staff and Teachers

Speaking this week in Parliament, local MP Huw Merriman welcomed the offer of a 6% per cent pay rise over the next three years for NHS staff and called for an increase in pay for teachers in East Sussex.

Ninfield School Building Project Reinstated

Last Friday, Ninfield CE Primary School was delighted to receive good news from East Sussex County Council that the project to build two new classrooms will be reinstated.

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.