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Volume 603: debated on Thursday 3 December 2015


Thursday 3 December 2015

Presented Petition

Petition presented to the House but not read on the Floor

School Funding Model

The petition of residents of Charnwood,

Declares that the petitioners believe the existing school funding model in England is arbitrary and unfair; further declares that the ten best funded areas of England have on average received grants of £6,300 per pupil this year, compared to an average of £4,200 per pupil in the 10 most poorly funded areas of England; and further declares that the petitioners welcome the Government’s commitment to introduce fairer school funding.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons supports the earliest possible introduction of a new National Funding Formula for schools in England.

And the petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Edward Argar.]