Essex Small Schools

Essex Schools Funding Formula Review

Archive for the month “December, 2012”

The National Picture

Today I received the following information from the National Association for Small Schools, which readers may find interesting. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!

NASS has consulted members and others to discover that the range of Local Authority figures so far runs from a mere £42,500 in Worcestershire to £190,000 in Hampshire. Warwickshire claims its proposed provision leaves schools under 100 unviable- i.e. financially unviable and so under risk of closure. Nationally that puts every small school at risk from what is a new postcode lottery with a school in one county of a similar size to one in another county but up to £150,000 or more worse off.

Please help promote our “Fair Funding for Small Schools” campaign – schools are already protesting – via local MPs – David Laws, the Schools Minister. Please contact your political representatives and keep us informed of what is happening in your Council.

We are interested in your comments – please email


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