Fair Funding – parents urged to back H&F Campaign

Could new funding changes mean 10% cuts for local schools?

Funding cuts to local schools could hit H&F, warns the local council. Now Hammersmith & Fulham Council is urging parents and carers to oppose the cuts to local schools.
The proposed changes to school finances could see each local school lose as much as 10 per cent of its funding according to some projections.

The Government will announce its decision early next year. “I have been working with concerned teachers and governors for some months but it’s vital that parents and carers are also given the chance to fight these plans which could do real damage to our schools,” said Cllr Sue Macmillan, H&F Cabinet Member for Children and Education.

She said the Government is looking to cut funding from authorities like H&F to redistribute that money to authorities outside of London which have historically invested less in their schools.
The harsh cuts could threaten jobs, hit the range of subjects taught and even damage the long-term viability of some schools. The council has launched a campaign against the cuts. You can join it here: www.lbhf.gov.uk/fairfunding

“We will do everything we can to fight these unfair plans – a fight which will be all the more powerful with your support,” she added.