Education

Our priorities in the next parliament will be:

  • Investing nearly £7 billion extra in our children’s education – increasing school budgets and the Pupil Premium to protect against rising costs and pupil numbers, and introducing a fairer national funding formula.
  • Investing in high-quality early years education, tripling the Early Years Pupil Premium to £1,000.
  • Opposing any new selective schools
  • Reverse all cuts to front-line school and college budgets, protecting per-pupil funding in real terms.
  • Introduce a fairer national funding system with a protection for all schools, so that no school loses money.
  • Protecting the Pupil Premium which targets extra help at disadvantaged children.
  • Extending free school meals to all children in primary education and promote school breakfast clubs.