Heading Back to School

Some news from our local MP, Maria Caulfield:-

The last few months have been very difficult for everyone, especially our young people. This week sees many returning to school for the first time in months. Having been working with students and teachers across the constituency on issues such as A level results and preparing for classes, I know many are nervous about the return.

In England, face masks in our schools are not compulsory unless you are in a lock down area. However each school can make its own decision on masks and so parents and pupils do need to check with their school on what the policy is.

In further good news for our local schools, I am pleased that extra funding for our schools across Lewes, Newhaven, Seaford and Polegate has been announced.

The government recently announced the funding increase for all schools in Lewes. with the latest figures showing that the total funding for all schools across the constituency has increased by 3.8% to £50,785,099.

The School seeing the highest percentage change in pupil led NFF funding is Firle Church of England Primary School in Firle, which will see a 10.8% increase.

It is excellent that all schools across the constituency are getting extra funding. I have written to each local school to set out the figures set by government. I hope that the East Sussex Schools Forum, who have the final say on funding, will allocate the funds accordingly.