Cambridge MPs plead for more funding for maintained nursery schools

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Heidi Allen, MP for South Cambridgeshire and Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge have joined forces to ask the Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson, MP to provide an interim funding solution for the maintained nursery schools in their constituencies.   Heidi has been working closely with Homerton Nursery School to raise awareness of the …

Heidi Allen MP urges the Chancellor to boost education funding for 16-18 year olds

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Heidi Allen and a cross-party group of 93 MPs have signed a letter to Chancellor Sajid Javid urging him to boost education funding for 16 to 18 year olds. The letter (below) was sent following this week’s announcement that a fast-tracked spending round will take place on Wednesday.   Signatories include Robert Halfon, chair of …

Are South Cambridgeshire Pupils Worth Less?

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In December 2016 the government published proposals to deliver a National Funding Formula across all schools in England. The government pledged to develop a clear, simple and transparent system that matches funding to children’s needs and the schools they attend. Schools were told that they would receive a consistent and fair share of funding. However …

Heidi Allen MP and 163 Colleagues Support an Increase in Further Education Funding

Friday, 15 February, 2019 Heidi Allen and 163 other MPs have signed a letter to the Chancellor of the exchequer supporting an increase in Further Education (FE) funding in the spending review this spring. On December 7th Heidi Allen visited Hills Road 6th Form College to discuss the Raise the Rate campaign. The national funding …

Government Consultation on Entitlement to Free School Meals and Free Early Education for 2 Year Olds

Monday, 1 January, 2018 The Department for Education recently launched two public consultations on changing the entitling criteria under Universal Credit for free school meals, the early years pupil premium and the free early education entitlement for two-year-olds (2-year-old entitlement). Currently free school meals are “passported” by entitlement to other benefits that will disappear with …

National Funding Formula – Consultation Questions and Suggested Responses

In designing our national funding formula, we have taken careful steps to balance the principles of fairness and stability. Do you think we have struck the right balance? NO We are concerned that balancing the need to offer stability, currently outweighs the formula’s ability to offer fairness. This is a balance that must be achieved. …