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