The Liberal Democrats have announced a major funding commitment to improving education across the country, a move that would see Thurrock schools receive a boost of over £8m a year.
Party leader Nick Clegg has this week set out the Liberal Democrat manifesto commitment for a ‘Pupil Premium’ that would invest around £8m of extra cash in Thurrock schools, raising the funding for disadvantaged pupils to private school levels.
The money will be invested through the Pupil Premium pledge, part of a £2.5bn manifesto spending commitment.
Carys Davis, Lib Dem PPC for Thurrock said:
“It’s nothing short of a scandal that children in Thurrock continue to lose out under Labour.
“Some of the schools here receive significantly less money than the national average and children suffer as a result.
“Under our plans, Thurrock schools would get a further £8.2m which they could use to cut class sizes and provide more individual support.
“CHC has provided a fantastic example of how dramatic improvements can be made – better financial support would boost the opportunity for more local schools to achieve their goals.