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General Election - Labour's Jeff Kenner hits out at school cuts in Warwickshire

Laura Kearns 11th May, 2017

CUTS to school funding will ‘devastate’ schools, so says Jeff Kenner, Labour parliamentary candidate for Stratford.

Changes to funding due to be rolled out across the country in 2018, will see 98 per cent of schools facing cuts.

Warwickshire County Council could lose over £28million in its schools budget, which could equate to 750 fewer teachers across the county.

Stratford School is set to lose £632 of funding per pupil and 21 teachers by 2019.

And teachers at The Willows and Henley primary schools could also face redundancies.

Jeff Kenner said: “Devastating cuts are being imposed on our schools. . It is truly shocking to learn that The Willows and Henley primary schools may have to make redundancies.

“Similar cuts are faced by other primary and secondary schools throughout Stratford. Headteachers are blaming the double whammy of the funding formula and a reduction in funding per pupil.

“Labour’s position is loud and clear. We will stop the cuts to school budgets and ensure that no school loses out from the change in the funding formula pay by reversing the Conservatives’ cuts to corporation tax.”

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