Grant Shapps, the MP for Welwyn Hatfield, has welcomed extra funding from the Conservative Government which is providing schools in his constituency with £2,718,323 in extra funding.

Every state school in England will receive extra cash following the additional £2 billion investment. The extra funding will deliver the highest real terms spending per pupil in history by 2024 –25. A typical primary school will receive approximately an extra £35,000 and a typical secondary school will receive an extra £200,000.

This is delivering on the Conservative Government’s commitment to provide a world class education and deliver opportunity for all – wherever they come from and whatever their background – particularly those who face challenges or who need extra support.

The remainder of the £2 billion funding boost will be used to increase Pupil Premium funding rates, which are rising by five per cent in 2023 – 24. This extra funding will support disadvantaged pupils, local authorities’ high needs budgets, and special schools, making sure every child with special educational needs and disabilities receives the support and high-quality education they deserve.

Commenting, Education Secretary Gillian Keegan said:

“I am hugely grateful to all our fantastic teachers, school leaders and support staff for all their incredible work and the immeasurable impact they have on the lives of children every day. Teachers must continue to have the resources they need, and this extra cash will make sure that they do.”

“With school funding set to be at its highest ever level next year, even accounting for inflation, parents everywhere can be confident schools are being supported to let teachers get on and do what they do best – teach.”

Mr Shapps, thanked the Education Secretary for her support for schools in Welwyn Hatfield and expressed his commitment to schools in his constituency:

“I welcome the extra funding for schools in Welwyn Hatfield from this Conservative Government. We are delivering on our commitment to provide a world-class education and deliver opportunity for all – wherever they come from and whatever their background.”