Maidenhead Area School Funding Cuts
Another back door expansion for grammar schools. Theresa May failed to even put her plans for the wider return of grammars to parliament due to a lack of support but still they are finding ways expand selective education.
With this extra money for grammars along with funding to set up free schools and not forgetting the tax exempt status of private schools a disproportionate amount is going towards the education of the few.
The vast majority of children attend comprehensives and secondary modern schools which are, despite government claims, continue to suffer real terms funding cuts.
The future of this country depends on providing the highest quality of education to all and not just the select few.
Angela Rayner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education, commenting on the Government’s response to the ‘Schools that Work for Everyone’ consultation, said:
“Just weeks after abandoning their own ‘guarantee’ to protect every school from cash cuts, the Tories have excluded the vast majority of schools from any extra funding for new places. Instead, there is just a handout for the handful of remaining grammars.
“Once again, the Government is pursuing its own vanity projects rather than following the evidence on what is best for pupils. They promised ‘schools that work for everyone’ but this policy just doesn’t live up to the label.
“The continued obsession with grammar schools will do nothing for the vast majority of children, and it is absurd for Ministers to push ahead with plans to expand them when the evidence is clear that they do nothing to improve social mobility.
“Only Labour can be trusted to create a National Education Service that gives schools the investment they need to ensure all children receive the high quality education they deserve.”
Information from https://schoolcuts.org.uk/#!/schools?query=Maidenhead