MP demands fair funding deal for Haringey pupils

Haringey schools receive a shocking £736 less for each pupil compared to neighbouring ‘inner London’ schools, leading Lynne Featherstone MP to demand a rethink in government policy to ensure a fair deal for schools across the London Borough of Haringey.

On average boroughs designated ‘inner London’ by the government, such as Hackney, Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea, receive an average of £6,216 per pupil compared to only £5,480 in Haringey.

Lynne Featherstone MP has demanded a face to face meeting with Ed Balls, the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, to make the case for a fairer deal for Haringey pupils.

Commenting, Lynne Featherstone MP says:

“Haringey certainly has equal if not greater educational challenges than many inner London boroughs. So it is plain ridiculous that if you stand on one side of Seven Sisters Road a child is worth £736 less than on the other, simply because of a borough boundary.

“This funding system is completely arbitrary and seems to have little to do with the real educational needs of our local children.

“I will be demanding a rethink from Mr. Balls as this is about a fair deal for our schools.It doesn’t cost any more to hire a teacher in Hackney than it does in Haringey so why the discrepancy?”