Extra £11.2m set aside for Herts schools

Who's getting extra money? We are!
Who's getting extra money? We are!

Hertfordshire County Council has welcomed an announcement that schools in the county will receive an extra £11.2m of government funding.

The Department for Education confirmed that Herts was among the beneficiaries of a £390million cash boost to create greater fairness in the allocation of school funding across the UK.

Schools Minister David Laws said: “This boost is the biggest step toward fairer schools funding in a decade.”

Hertfordshire’s pot has increased from £670.3m to £681.5m – amounting to an average increase of £72 per pupil from £4,320 to £4,392.

The council’s cabinet member for education Chris Hayward said: “This is excellent news for pupils and parents across Hertfordshire. We will now look at how we can make the best use of this money for the benefit of the county’s schoolchildren.”

No decisions on how this cash will be allocated to schools will be made until the end of the year, when funding levels for schools will be set.