One step closer to fair funding for Haringey's children

The coalition government has announced it will be reviewing Haringey’s unfair school funding in the spring, after years of campaigning by local Liberal Democrats. Lynne Featherstone MP received the encouraging news in a recent response from the education minister Michael Gove, after writing to him about Haringey’s unfair funding.
In the letter, the Minister recognises Haringey’s special school funding case, where local pupils get up to £1,300 less than students in neighbouring boroughs, like Hackney and Camden. He has also confirmed that Haringey’s unique circumstances will be considered as part of a review to make the national school funding formula fairer and more transparent, due to be launched in the spring.
Since 2006, Lynne Featherstone MP has spearheaded the campaign to address the funding shortfall resulting from local teachers getting ‘inner London’ wages, but schools getting ‘outer London’ funding.
Lynne Featherstone MP comments:
“This is a real step forward for Haringey’s children, and for fair funding for our schools. I’ll be campaigning all out to make sure local people respond to the consultation later on in the spring.
“Labour kept depriving our children of fair school funding. But thanks to the Liberal Democrats in Government, Haringey’s special case has at last been recognised.”
Local Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Councillor Rachel Allison adds:
“The coalition understands the importance of extra funding for the poorest children, with local schools getting an extra £4.5 million in pupil premium.
“Changing Labour’s unfair funding formula is the next step in getting fair education for Haringey’s children.”

0 thoughts on “One step closer to fair funding for Haringey's children

  1. Extra funding for Haringey’s schooling- the pay-off for Lynne’s support the cuts to Haringey Social Services, Health, Welfare, Libarries, Sheltered Housing.

    If Barclay’s paid more than 2% tax on their profits these cuts wouldn’t be necessary

  2. Hi Lynne,
    I appreciate your battle for equality for school funding in Haringey. As a parent with two school-age children in the area, I am happy to do whatever I can to assist with your campaign. Please let me know how I can help.
    Best of luck,
    John McCann