Michael Tomlinson welcomes fairer funding for local schools in Poole

Today the Government has announced that schools in some of the least fairly funded local areas in the country will benefit from a £390 million cash boost in the biggest step towards fairer schools funding in a decade. The schools budget in Poole will increase by £3.2million making a real difference to children in Mid Dorset and North Poole. 

Schools in Mid Dorset and North Poole will see their per pupil funding increase by £187 per pupil.

Prospective MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole Michael Tomlinson is a governor at a local school.  He is pictured with the Education Secretary Michael Gove on a visit to a school in Poole.  He said: 

‘Children in Poole deserve the very best schools so they can gain the skills they need to get on in life. The previous Government failed to address the unfairness in our funding system which meant that our local schools haven’t received the funding they deserved.

 That’s why I welcome this cash boost. It means our schools will get the resources they are entitled to and will help improve the quality of education for all children in Mid Dorset and North Poole. This new money is part of our long-term economic plan to help all young people to have the best schools and skills so that they can succeed in life’.