Pupil Premium “Left to Rot” with Disadvantaged Children £160 worse off

Responding to a report by the National Foundation for Educational Research which shows that the most disadvantaged children are £160 worse off than in 2015, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education, Munira Wilson MP, said: “We know the attainment gap is widening because of the pandemic and it is shameful that the Tories have not increased the Pupil Premium in line with inflation.

Munira Wilson

“The Conservatives have decided to prioritise penny-pinching over the most disadvantaged children in our society.

“The Government has left the Liberal Democrats’ Pupil Premium to rot, affecting the children hardest hit by lost learning. They must guarantee ring-fenced funding to increase the pupil premium in line with inflation.”

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