Local MP Lynne Featherstone has secured a debate in Parliament on the unfair funding for schools in Haringey. The debate, taking place on Wednesday 4th November at 16:00, will focus entirely on funding for schools in Haringey. The current unjust system sees local schools receive over £1000 less per pupil than neighbouring boroughs.
In the debate Ms. Featherstone will press the Government Minister to answer why this funding disparity still exists and what is being done to rectify it. Ms. Featherstone has previously pressed the Prime Minister on the same issue.
Local MP Lynne Featherstone says:
“The situation is entirely unjust and unacceptable – year in year out this funding system disadvantages Haringey’s children and leaves our local schools struggling to make ends meet.
“Schools in Haringey have the same costs and problems as those in neighbouring boroughs so why should they qualify for less funding?
“The minister must answer what the Government is going to do to end a funding system that keeps short changing our local schools.”