Cash boost for schools as investment in children’s future continues across North Lincolnshire

Schools, Libraries and Learning
12:55, Friday, 3rd February 2023

Funding for school children across North Lincolnshire is to be increased by more than £7m, an average increase of more than £300 for each child.

The minimum funding per pupil for schools in North Lincolnshire – where nine out of ten are rated good or outstanding – will be boosted; primary pupil funding is to rise from £4,265 to £4,405 and secondary school funding will rise from £5,525 to £5,715.

The cash for rural schools and for children with high needs has been increased too. Small and rural schools funding has been increased to more than £1m, with primary schools set to get £56,300 and secondaries £81,900.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “There is no greater investment we can make than in our children’s education. This additional Government funding will come as a welcome boost to the children and teachers alike.

“We have so many fantastic schools locally and this extra cash provides a fantastic opportunity to really push forward on from the already excellent position we are in so we can encourage even better futures for the young people here in North Lincolnshire.”

Additional Government cash is also expected later in the year, with an expected £5m to be shared among schools across the area. The Mainstream Schools Additional Grant will be available from April.

Cllr Julie Reed, cabinet member for children and families, said: “The education offer across North Lincolnshire, where nine out of ten schools are rated good or outstanding, is an essential part of building for the future.

“This additional funding will go towards further supporting our school leaders develop an even better offer and help all of the children in North Lincolnshire reach their full potential.”