Deputy Mayor speaks out about funding threat to Hackney schools
Hackney Town Hall
Tomorrow is the last chance for residents to have their say on the Government’s consultation on changes to the National Funding Formula for schools.
The proposals, which could see funding for Hackney schools cut by £25 million by 2019, the equivalent of over £900 per pupil, come only six months after Hackney’s GCSE results were recognised as first in the country for improvement.
Hackney’s Deputy Mayor, Anntoinette Bramble has written to the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, to outline the Council’s concerns.
In Hackney, as elsewhere, there is very serious concern that the investment we have put into schools is now being put at risk and that the proposed changes to the National Funding Formula will see reductions in funding that will have a serious impact on what our schools can offer and deliver, and the potential outcomes for our children.
Over the past 15 years Hackney has changed significantly, and I believe that education has been central to this. We have a new generation of Hackney residents who are ready to enter the work force and take advantage of the exciting opportunities in our borough.
Our story shows how ambition, paired with investment in time and money can completely transform an education system. We want all Hackney residents to have their say on these proposals, which put the huge progress Hackney schools have made at risk.
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor of Hackney