Solihull schools are missing out on hundreds of thoiusands of pounds worth of funding. Local Councillors and MPs are working together to lobby central Government to provide fairer funding for borough schools, which receive significantly less funding than equivalent schools in the country.
The borough of Solihull is the eleventh worst funded authority in England - with more than 7,000 pupils from neighbouring areas including Coventry and Birmingam travelling to the borough for their education.
Under the current system the ten best funded areas of England receive and average annual grant of £6297 per pupil this year compared with an average of just $4208 per pupil in the ten most poorly funded areas which is a diffence of £2,000 per pupil per year.
Earlier in the year a delegation representing Solihulls educatio interests met with the Minister of State for School Reform to discuss the issue.
The Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan visited the borough and met with MPs, local councillors, the Schools Forum and local schools and they urged her to address the funding gap.
An open letter calling on the Government to change the way it allocates funding to the local authority has been signed by 109 MPs including the Meridan MP Caroline Spelm and Solihull's MP Julian Knight.
The letter to David Cameron calls on the Government to change the way it allocates funding to local authorities and asks for school funding to be based pupil need.
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