Schools and colleges in Solihull Borough have been promised £30 million extra funding if the Liberal Democrats win power in the General Election on 8 June.
The Liberal Democrats have committed to reversing the cuts to school funding by investing £7bn in schools nationally to protect per pupil funding. By investing an additional £30 million in Solihull’s schools over the next parliament, the Lib Dems will ensure no school and no child loses out. £24.1m of the funding will protect the per pupil funding in real terms. Support to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children will also be protected with £1.7 million earmarked to protect the pupil premium for Solihull’s schoolchildren.
The Lib Dems will reverse the billions of pounds which are being spent on divisive plans to expand grammars and free schools.
Ade Adeyemo, the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Solihull said:
“Solihull already has excellent schools. We do not need new grammar schools here. Our excellent schools are being put at risk by the unfair schools funding formula, which the Tory MP for Solihull 2015–2017 voted for. When you talk to parents and teachers, it really brings home the huge unfairness of the Conservative’s funding formula. Our young people deserve much better, and I would urge you to use your vote on June 8 to vote for positive change for our schoolchildren here in Solihull.”
Investing £30 million of funding for schools in Solihull Borough means every child will have the opportunity to succeed.