The Government has published its response to the Education Select Committee’s report on school and college funding which was published in July this year. The report stipulates that the Government is committed to ensuring sufficient school and college funding, as demonstrated by the additional investment in the 2019 Spending Round. However, the report also recognises that schools and colleges have faced cost pressures in recent years and that funding certainty is a priority. On school funding, the Government are committed to complete reform of the 5-16 school funding system by moving to a national funding formula which will ensure that schools receive funding on a consistent basis which reflects their individual characteristics and the needs of their pupils.
The response can be found here.