Liberal democrat plans for schools in Hertfordshire

Party Leader, Nick Clegg MP has set out the Liberal Democrat manifesto commitment for a Pupil Premium that would invest over �33m of extra cash a year in Hertfordshire schools, raising the funding for disadvantaged pupils to private school levels.  The mo

Party Leader, Nick Clegg MP has set out the Liberal Democrat manifesto commitment for a Pupil Premium that would invest over �33m of extra cash a year in Hertfordshire schools, raising the funding for disadvantaged pupils to private school levels. The money would be invested through the Pupil Premium pledge, part of a �2.5bn manifesto spending commitment.

Julia Davies, Stevenage's Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate, said:

"As a teacher I know how essential this extra money is for those who struggle with their education. Research shows that giving more support to the poorest children helps everyone. With the Pupil Premium, the average school would get around �2,500 extra for every child entitled to free school meals. Consequently under our plans, Herts schools would get over �33m each year which they could use to cut class sizes and provide more individual support."

Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg said:


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"Only when we get education funding back on track will be able to give all our children the fair start they deserve.

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