Schools Funding Petition

Colchester calls on the government to rethink schools' funding


Following hard on the heels of recent cuts to the NHS, Mental Health and Social Care budgets, we are now being told by the Conservatives that our cash strapped schools are to face a whopping £2.5 Billion funding cut.

Currently, over 96% of secondary pupils attend schools in Essex that are rated good or better by Ofsted and achieve results that are consistently above the national averages.

This is against a backdrop of rising costs and funding cuts, with Essex schools continually being forced to make hard choices, including overseeing reductions in school support staff.

These new funding cuts will see a drop in new teacher entrants, an exodus of demoralised teachers, further reductions in staffing levels, increased class sizes and diminished curricular and pastoral provision.

Secondary schools in Essex are forecasted to experience a significant spike in student numbers over the next few years. The situation therefore is both unfair and unsustainable.

We are asking government, in the strongest possible terms, to properly fund schools and to halt any proposed cuts that will damage Essex's future.

Please join Liberal Democrat Councillors and Candidates and sign this petition, if like us, you feel that this is a cut too far!


Join the campaign:

Do you want to be updated by email about our campaigns and ways to get involved?

The Liberal Democrats may use the information you provide, including your political opinions, to further our objectives and share it with our elected representatives. Any data we gather will be used in accordance with our privacy policy: You can exercise your rights and withdraw your consent to future communications by contacting us: [email protected] or: DPO, Lib Dems, 1 Vincent Square, SW1P 2PN.

Sign in with Facebook, Twitter or Email.