Lib Dems WOULD invest £29.5m to protect school funding in Peterborough

Education is at the heart of the Liberal Democrat agenda.

Under Liberal Democrat plans, £29,574,162 more would be invested in schools and colleges in Peterborough.

The funding for Peterborough would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real terms and ensure no school loses out from changes to funding arrangements.

Every child deserves the best start in life. But Conservative school cuts mean that children’s chances are determined too often by their parents’ income.

The funding would be spent on protecting the Pupil Premium, introduced by the Liberal Democrats to help the most disadvantaged children – which has seen schools in Peterborough receiving hundreds of thousands of £’s in additional funding already!

Children in Peterborough are being taught in overcrowded classes by overworked teachers – but Theresa May doesn’t care.

Under the Conservatives, funding per pupil is set to see the biggest cuts in a generation, while billions of pounds are being spent on divisive plans to expand grammars and free schools.

Lib Dem plans for extra funding would ensure no school and no child loses out.

Liberal Democrats want to reverse the crippling Conservative cuts to school budgets and invest to ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed.

  • A report by the National Audit Office has found school budgets will be slashed by £3bn in real terms by 2019-20 – the equivalent of reducing spending by 8 per cent per pupil, under current government plans (link)

Lib Dems want to TRIPLE the Early Years Pupil Premium to £1000 – giving children from disadvantaged backgrounds the best start in life.