Damming new figures released recently show that every school in Mansfield and Warsop is due to face per pupil cuts under the Conservative Party Government’s new school funding formula.
• Queen Elizabeth's Academy in Mansfield is set to lose £960 per pupil, and up to 11 teachers.
• Meden School in Warsop is set to lose £626 per pupil and up to 11 teachers.
• The Manor Academy in Mansfield Woodhouse is set to lose £253 per pupil and up to 6 teachers.
It is clear there is a crisis in our education system and that areas like Mansfield and Warsop are being hit harder than other areas.
Alan Meale, Labour’s candidate in the General Election said:
“Why are our young people being hit so hard by these cuts, while other more affluent areas down south aren’t? I think Mansfield’s young people, parents and teachers deserve better than that. It’s a disgrace the Conservative Party in Mansfield have let this happen. My team and I are campaigning for a fair share for local schools at this election. I know Parents here in Mansfield will be asking one simple question at this election - why are the Conservative Party targeting our schools for the chop?”
The Conservative Party and their candidate here in Mansfield seem to be boasting about their government’s impact on local schools in a recent article in the Chad.
The truth however is that at the last General Election, the Conservatives promised to protect the money ‘following your child into school’. This promise was broken and we are now seeing the worst cuts to school budgets in a generation, with schools nationally facing cuts of up to £3 billion a year by 2020.
Notes for Editor
• Figures compiled by the NUT and can be found in full at www.schoolcuts.org.uk