BASINGSTOKE schools are set to receive an increase in funding during the next academic year.

The Government has announced funding allocations for schools from the National Funding Formula, with schools in Basingstoke receiving additional funding per student to support their work.

The announcement was welcomed by Dame Maria Miller MP, who said: “I am very pleased to see that schools in Basingstoke will see additional funds this year.

“Educating young people is one of the most important things we can do for their futures, and our schools getting more per pupil will help to do that.”

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Schools in Basingstoke will receive a total of more than £85 million in the 2023/2024 school year, an increase of 3.9 percent.

Secondary schools will receive £6,212 per pupil on average, while primary schools will receive £4,693.

Schools funding has increased on a year-on-year basis, with the predicted total school budget for 2024/25 being £56.8 billion.

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