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Investing in Schools

Every child should have the chance to succeed in life.

And that starts with access to a good school place, no matter their background or where they live.

We want every parent to be confident that their children are getting the best start in life, one that will allow them to fulfil their potential and put them on a path to a brighter future.

£14 billionboost in school funding£5,000minimum funding per secondary school pupil by next year£4,000minimum funding per primary school pupil by 2021-22

Increasing education funding

We’re increasing school funding by £14 billion, with those areas historically underfunded receiving the greatest increase.

Each secondary school pupil will receive a minimum of £5,000 next year, and each primary school pupil will receive £4,000 by 2021-22 meaning that every child has the resources they need for a good education.

There is also a funding boost of £400 million in education for 16-19-year olds, including further education and sixth form colleges, to give our young people the skills they need for well-paid jobs in the modern economy.

Improved discipline and standards in the classroom

Thanks to the Conservative Party’s reforms England has risen in international league tables that measure literacy.

But we want to make sure standards keep rising. That’s why every school – including schools rated as outstanding – will receive regular checks, so that parents can be confident their child’s school continues to deliver the best education.

We will also invest £10 million in national Behaviour Hubs to enable schools which already have an excellent behaviour culture to work closely with other schools to drive improvement to make sure the best education is available regardless of where you live.

Supporting teachers

We know that teaching is a high-value and prestigious profession. That’s why we’re raising teacher’ salaries and benefits.

In the biggest reform to teacher pay in a generation, salaries for new teachers will be increased to £30,000 by 2022-23 and we’re funding increased contributions into the Teacher’s Pension Scheme so that school leaders can focus as much of their resources as possible on the front line.

By doing this we can attract the best teachers into the profession and make sure that our children have access to the best teaching all around the country.