Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP, Boris Johnson has welcomed the publication of the provisional school and high needs funding allocations for 2022-23, helping schools to plan their future funding.
The Government are investing a total of £14.4 billion more in education over three years: core school funding increased by £2.6 billion in 2020-21 and is increasing by £4.8 billion and £7.1 billion in 2021-22 and 2022-23 respectively, compared to 2019-20. The Government are now delivering the final year of that three-year funding commitment.
High needs funding, to support children with special educational needs and disabilities, is increasing by £780 million, or 9.6%, in 2022-23. This follows the £1.5 billion increase over the previous two years, and brings the total high needs budget to £8.9 billion, an increase of over a third since 2019-20. The high needs funding formula will ensure that every local authority receives at least an 8% increase per head of population, with some authorities seeing gains of up to 11%. This vital extra resource will continue to help local authorities manage their cost pressures in this area, while the government remains focused on completing the cross-departmental review of the SEND system to ensure that it supports children and young people with SEND as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Here in Uxbridge and South Ruislip, over £94 million will be allocated to schools in 2022/23 – an increase of 2.9% From 2022-23, per pupil funding in the constituency will increase to an average of £6,509 per secondary school pupil and £4,827 per primary school pupil.
Individual schools’ funding formula allocations are available to view on a user-friendly tool at: https://skillsfunding.service.gov.uk/national-funding-formula
Commenting, Boris said: “I am absolutely determined that children in Uxbridge and South Ruislip and around the country should receive a high-quality education. That is why I welcome that there will be a £7.1 billion increase in funding for schools in England by 2022-23, compared to 2019-20 levels. This three-year investment represents the biggest school funding boost in a decade. Thanks to this major investment, each secondary school will have received a minimum of £5,000 per pupil in 2020-21, and each primary school will receive a minimum of £3,750 – rising to £5,150 for secondaries and £4,000 for primaries in the 2021-22 academic year.”