National Funding Formula – 13/02/2017
Executive Principal – Mike Cladingbowl comments on the recently announced plans regarding the National Funding Formula.
“I am disappointed that the new funding proposals look as if they will disadvantage our students. Cheshire East is one the lowest funded areas in the country and, under these proposals, the situation will worsen. Schools need to be funded properly – otherwise the quality of children’s education is put at serious risk.
We need to challenge, and respond to, the proposals using the current consultation exercise. We have written to parents asking for support on this and have provided some high level guidelines on how to do it. I hope that the wider Knutsford community will help and support us on this by completing the online questionnaire also, which can be found at: https://consult.education.gov.uk/funding-policy-unit/schools-national-funding-formula2/.
We have also been in regular contact with our local MP, George Osborne, who has expressed his support and written to our parents regarding these proposals.”
Copies of the letters are available here….