The comments made by Kate Green, the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, on 7 August 2020.
While more money for schools is welcome, this research shows that the National Funding Formula is neither efficient nor effective at directing money to schools serving the most disadvantaged.
If the Government really wants to ‘level up’ and get value for the taxpayer, it should prioritise ensuring the largest funding increases reach the students who need the most support. Especially at a time when Covid-19 threatens to widen the attainment gap further.
This formula is a nonsense that claims to fund schools fairly but actually bakes in inequality.