MP welcomes increase in funding

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South West Bedfordshire MP Andrew Selous has welcomed reforms to the school funding system which will see Central Bedfordshire children receiving an extra £3.8 million of funding in 2015/16.

At the moment pupils in Central Bedfordshire receive a funding of £4,144 each. This will now rise to £4,253 for each pupil.

Mr Selous said: “I really welcome this move to a fairer school funding system. For many years children in Central Bedfordshire have not received as much funding as in other areas and this money will make a difference. In a school with 1,000 children there would be an additional £109,000 added to the school budget.”