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Kate tells government to protect Trafford schools funding


Kate spoke up in parliament to demand that government protects funding for local schools. 

Speaking in the Queen’s Speech debate on Monday 26th June, Kate said that Trafford schools had traditionally been under-funded and that, without additional money, the government's proposed new funding formula would not help schools to cover their costs.

Under Conservative plans, Trafford schools face a huge real terms budget cut of £14.5 million by 2019, which will mean fewer teaching and support staff to help children's learning, and less money for equipment and educational activities away from school. 

Kate also warned Ministers not to cut special 'deprivation' funding to try to balance the books.

Kate said: “Some Tory MPs have been suggesting additional 'deprivation' funding received by schools in some of the poorest areas should be removed. Robbing Peter to pay Paul would be a disaster for schools in my constituency, leaving schools with the most disadvantaged students losing out.

“Ministers must guarantee adequate funding for every school. Tory policies are letting down Trafford children and I will continue to fight for fair funding for all our schools.”

You can see how your child’s school will be affected by the government’s plans online here: http://www.schoolcuts.org.uk/#/

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