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SFCA responds to Spring Budget

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Responding to today’s Budget, Bill Watkin, Chief Executive of the Sixth Form Colleges Association said:

“We were expecting a stripped down Budget focused on manifesto commitments and that is what we got today. Plans for a 16 to 19 maths school in every region are eye-catching, but they will only educate a tiny minority of young people. All roads now lead to the autumn spending review, where the government must seize the opportunity to secure an improved, long term settlement that will benefit allstudents. The Budget submission from the All Party Parliamentary Group for sixth form education sets out our priorities: raise the sixth form funding rate to the right level, boost capital funding (to help address the demographic boom in 16 to 19 year olds), and tackle the range of funding inequalities that continue to hamper sixth form education”.

The Budget 2020 submission from the All Party Parliamentary Group for sixth form education can be read here.

More information about the Raise the Rate campaign to increase investment in sixth form education can be found on the campaign website.

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