More money for school places in North Yorkshire

Julian has welcomed new figures from the Department of Education, which show an increase in spending on school places in North Yorkshire.

Funding for new school places across the County has increased from £10.8 million between 2007 and 2011 to £11.8 million between 2011 and 2015.

Julian Smith said:

“I welcome the swift action the Government has taken since 2010 to increase the funding for school places in North Yorkshire. It is important we maintain high quality schools in the County that serve the local community and this additional funding will help allow that happen in the years ahead.

“I work on many issues supporting our education system in North Yorkshire – from protecting school bus services to supporting our small, rural schools, and will continue to work to ensure our strong schools become even stronger in the future.”