SCHOOL FUNDING

Sir Nicholas Soames leads delegation to see Secretary of State for Education on schools funding.
5th December 2018

Sir Nicholas Soames led a delegation of West Sussex Members of Parliament; Nick Herbert (Arundel and South Downs), Jeremy Quin (Horsham), Henry Smith (Crawley) and Gillian Keegan (Chichester), on the 28th November to see the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP, to continue to press the case for increased funding in our local West Sussex schools.

Sir Nicholas said; “We raised the issue of school funding, the very serious problems of SEND funding and the question of improving standards. The Secretary of State gave us a very fair hearing and is well aware of the pinch points in West Sussex and where we badly need to find some solutions.”

After the meeting Sir Nicholas said; “We were grateful for the Secretary of State for listening so carefully to us.  We intend, in the New Year, to take a delegation of West Sussex Members to see the Chancellor of the Exchequer to specifically press the need for increased resources for education in West Sussex.