SFCA responds to Conservative manifesto - 24th November 2019Back
24th November 2019
In response to the release of the Conservative Party's manifesto, Bill Watkin, Chief Executive of the Sixth Form Colleges Association said:
“Although today’s manifesto does not contain a specific commitment on 16 to 18 education, the current government used September’s spending round to make the first meaningful investment in sixth form education since 2010 and we are hopeful that a future Conservative administration would build on this progress. However, we are surprised that the manifesto has not earmarked any capital funding to deal with the sharp demographic increase in sixth form students. We estimate that an additional 260,000 16 to 18 year olds will be participating in education by 2028, so a capital expansion fund should be a major priority for the party that wins next month’s election”.