Andrew Gwynne, Labour candidate for Denton and Reddish, has called for school cuts to be reversed after research shows that schools in the Denton and Reddish constituency will have missed out on almost £13 million between 2015 and 2021.
The School Cuts research shows that the schools within the Denton and Reddish constituency will have faced a shortfall of around £13 million in the period from 2015 to 2021. These cuts have affected 97% of schools in the constituency.
These cuts equate to a drop in per pupil funding of £239 between the 2015/16 and 2020/21 academic years.
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to “reverse school funding cuts”. More details will be provided when the Party’s manifesto for the 2019 General Election is published.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“Schools across the Denton and Reddish constituency have been struggling financially for years now as a result of the Tory cuts to education budgets.
“This has led to staff losing jobs, equipment shortages and even in one case a school closing early on Fridays. All of these things damage the educations and life chances of our children and this is unacceptable.
“The Tories are full of empty promises when it comes to school funding, but the reality is clear to parents, pupils and school staff across the country – the Conservatives can’t be trusted with our schools.”