Conservatives Plan to cut £8.9billion from school budgets between now and 2022. Above is how this effects local schools in Crediton.
Labour will not waste money on inefficient free schools and the Conservatives’ grammar schools vanity project. Labour does not want a return to secondary moderns. We will also oppose any attempt to force schools to become academies.
Labour’s schools policy will be built on the following four foundations:
1 Investment – we will make sure schools are properly resourced by reversing the Conservatives’ cuts and ensuring that all schools have the resources they need. We will introduce a fairer funding formula that leaves no school worse off, while redressing the historical underfunding of certain schools. Labour will also invest in new school buildings, including the phased removal of asbestos from existing schools.
2 Quality – we will drive up standards across the board, learning from examples of best practice, such as Labour’s London Challenge, to encourage co-operation and strong leadership across schools. We trust in teachers and support staff professionalism to refocus their workload on what happens in the classroom.
3 Accountability – Labour will ensure that all schools are democratically accountable, including appropriate controls to see that they serve the public interest and their local communities. We will require joined-up admissions policies across local schools to enable councils to fulfil their responsibilities on child places, to simplify the admissions process for parents and to ensure that no child slips through the net.
4 Inclusion – Every child is unique, and a Labour-led education system will enable each to find their learning path through a wide choice of courses and qualifications. We will invest in measures to close the attainment gap between children from different backgrounds.
[1,4,5,6] We used analysis of the three main parties' spending commitments published by the Institute of Fiscal Studies to calculate the impact of those spending commitments on schools in England.
We used the GDP deflator published by HM Treasury to estimate general inflation over the period 2015-16 to 2021-22.
Figures for 2021/22 have been calculated from a dataset provided by the Department for Education through the COLLECT system. The dataset contains sensitive information which is why it is not generally available. We were able to make accurate calculations for 2021/22. All the figures are in 2017/18 prices.
The calculations were made on the basis that the National Funding Formula (NFF) due to be introduced in April 2018 will be that proposed by the Secretary of State on Wednesday 14 December 2016. The calculations were made using the following evidence.
a. The Liberal Democrat and Conservative manifesto commitments to ensure no school loses out in cash terms from NFF.
b. The Labour manifesto commitment to ensure that no school loses out in real terms from NFF.
c. That the Liberal Democrat and Conservative manifesto commitments would result in caps to gains under the NFF of 3% in 2018-19, then 2.5% in 2019-20, 2% in 2020-21 and 2% in 2021-22.
d. That the Labour manifesto commitments would result in schools gaining funding under the NFF having those gains capped at 1% above inflation.
 Amount that would be lost for every pupil at Queen Elizabeth's as a result of the reduced budget. The school has 1146 pupils according to the Government's school census.
 Equivalent number of teachers that would be lost based on the average teacher salary at Queen Elizabeth's, or £37,250 if the figure is not published.
Published by: John Ross; 3 Victoria Place, Pounds Hill, Crediton, Devon EX17 1DS. Published on behalf of Central Devon CLP campaign agent: Christopher Robillard, 8 St Pauls Close, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9JD