Kate Green – 2020 Comments on School Funding

The text of the comments made by Kate Green, the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, on 20 July 2020.

Additional funding for schools is necessary and welcome, but it was this Conservative government that cut school budgets for the first time in a generation, and only began to provide additional investment due to tireless campaigning from parents, school staff, and the Labour Party.

The fact is schools will still be worse off in 2023 than they were in 2010 under these plans, as a direct result of the Conservatives’ decision to cut school budgets.

Far more must be done for every child to have the opportunity to reach their full potential.