Funding formula ‘fails to address double disadvantage’ faced by poorer pupils

Charlotte Santry at the TES covers the Sutton Trust’s response to proposals for the new National Funding Formula.

 

Sir Peter Lampl, chairman of the Sutton Trust and of the EEF, said “While we welcome plans for a fair and transparent funding system, the government proposals do not do enough to recognise the double disadvantaged that pupils from poor homes and deprived neighbourhood face. It is particularly concerning that schools serving poorer pupils in London look set to lose out. We are worried that this could jeopardise the work that schools in the capital have done to improve results for poor pupils.”

Read the full article here. To see our full response to the National Funding Formula is here.

2017-10-04T12:38:34+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Categories: In the News|