Fair Funding For Sheffield's Schools

Sheffield's schools are some of the most under-funded in the country. We need to demand better!

By Sheffield Lib Dems, Oct 02, 2018 1:10

Eight schoolchildren working at a table supervised by a teacher.

The Liberal Democrats are calling for an urgent cash injection for Sheffield’s schools.

Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Campaigner for Sheffield Hallam, Laura Gordon has met with several headteachers from within the Hallam constituency to listen to their concerns.

Laura Gordon found that headteachers have widespread concerns about funding for schools in Sheffield. Many said that the lack of funding will soon have a real impact on children’s education.

Laura said, “Headteachers in Sheffield are having to make difficult decisions that risk affecting the quality of our children’s education; reducing staff numbers, removing ‘non-core’ subjects, or cutting school hours to four and a half days per week.Laura Gordon demanding better for schools

“While the national funding formula may help with this, we need an uplift in funding to allow underfunded areas like Sheffield to benefit straight away.”

The Star and Sheffield Telegraph have started a campaign to secure extra funding for Sheffield’s schools. You can sign their petition at: https://www.change.org/p/fair-fund-for-sheffield-schools

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