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Wednesday 16 December 2015

Presented Petition

Petition presented to the House but not read on the Floor

School Funding Model

The petition of residents of Maidstone & The Weald,

Declares that the petitioners believe the existing school funding model in England is arbitrary and

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unfair; further declares that the ten best funded areas of England have on average received grants of £6,300 per pupil this year, compared to an average of £4,200 per pupil in the ten most poorly funded areas of England; and further declares that the petitioners welcome the Government’s commitment to introduce fairer school funding.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons supports the earliest possible introduction of a new National Funding Formula for schools in England.

And the petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Mrs Helen Grant .]