The Tories are slashing school funding in Stoke-on-Trent, with the city set to face £3million wiped from its education budget by 2020.
Analysis from the schoolscuts website reveals a per pupil funding loss of £89 per head.
Stoke-on-Trent’s schools continue to be oversubscribed, halting admissions and forcing pupils to travel miles to secure a school place.
A recent survey by Gareth Snell MP found that 95% of schools have had to make cuts on books and equipment since 2015.
One Primary School Head Teacher commented: “I lie awake every night wondering how I am going to reduce further without harming the provision to our students.”
Labour has been fighting tooth-and-nail for a fair deal for Stoke-on-Trent. And we won’t stop until we get fair funding in line with other parts of Britain.
In 2015 the Tories and City Independents took control of Stoke-on-Trent council in a grubby stitch-up that ignored the votes of Stoke-on-Trent’s residents. Together over the last four years they have wreaked havoc on our city, cutting local services to the bare minimum.
Now it’s clear they have failed our young people. In the Local Elections its time to send them a message that enough is enough.