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Fair Funding For Wokingham Borough Schools

We the undersigned petition Wokingham Borough Council to do everything in it's power to persuade the government to improve the level of funding for schools in the Borough. Our schools deliver a high standard of education but receive the lowest level of funding in the country and additional money is needed now to prevent their financial position becoming unsustainable, as well as in the longer term when the national funding formula is introduced.

Schools within Wokingham Borough receive the lowest amount of funding in the UK. The funding schools currently receive is too low to effectively run schools. They are facing a crisis point as the Government has now postponed the review of the national fair funding formula until 2018. Schools don't have enough money to supply text books to every pupil, departments are being closed down and teachers are being made redundant. Our schools are at breaking point. They need to be brought in line with the rest of Berkshire with immediate effect and we need a guarantee that schools in our borough won't be overlooked when it comes to the review of the fair funding formula.

Started by: Rachel Bradley

On reaching 1500 signatures This will trigger a full debate at Council.

This ePetition ran from 25/11/2016 to 02/03/2017 and has now finished.

1777 people signed this ePetition.