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Schools: Finance

Question for Department for Education

UIN 906535, tabled on 15 September 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to reduce differences in urban and rural school funding.

Answered on

10 October 2016

The government is committed to a national funding formula that will deliver fairness to all parts of the country – rural and urban, north and south.

In the first stage of our consultation, we proposed including a sparsity factor which would help rural schools, as well as a lump sum factor which would help small schools everywhere.

We will both respond to the first consultation and launch the second stage consultation later in the autumn.

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