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East of England Liberal Democrats

Fury over cuts to Norfolk school funding

April 13, 2018 6:47 PM

Residents have been seriously concerned by Tory government plans to cut funding for our Norfolk schools. Figures show that schools in Town Close will be hit especially hard by the cuts.
Under the Tory funding programme, Bignold Primary School is set to lose out on £44,000 by 2019/20 which could mean staff cuts or a lack of classroom equipment for pupils. The Hewett Academy is set to receive more money, but this only goes to show it has been underfunded by past Labour and Tory governments. Other Norfolk schools will be negatively affected, losing out on much needed cash.

The Liberal Democrats have a very strong record of increasing pupil funding, particularly under the pupil premium scheme which saw an extra £2.5bn a year given to schools across the country.

Local Lib Dem campaigner James Anthony said "I will work tirelessly to continue the fight for pupil funding, at a local level."