Schools across Derbyshire are set to enjoy a massive funding boost – benefiting a generation.
From next year, education bosses will receive an extra £14million to inject into the county’s schools in a move which promises to improve learning for thousands of youngsters. The county is traditionally one of the lowest funded in the country – but years of campaigning have prompted the Government to tackle inequality.
Councillor Kevin Gillott, Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for children and young people, said: “This money will represent an extra 3.4 per cent funding for our schools, which should mean approximately £147 per pupil. Historically our schools have been underfunded in terms of the actual money we get – we’re ranked 119 out of 151 authorities.”