Julian Smith meets Ripon schools

Julian Smith MP recently met teachers and representatives from Holy Trinity CE Infant and Junior Schools and also Greystone Community Primary School in Ripon to discuss a range of issues including fairer funding for rural schools.

Julian Smith: ‘This was a useful opportunity to hear directly from the teachers and I told them about the work I am doing with my colleagues in Government to ensure a fairer funding formula, particularly for small, rural schools.

‘I have campaigned over recent months for extra money for our schools and was delighted with the Government’s announcement of a £1.3 billion boost for core school funding, meaning school funding will be £2.6 billion higher in 2019-20 than this year.

‘We are fortunate to have such excellent schools in our area and I will do everything I can to support them.’