The Budget and Education in England in 2016

Brief notes from the 2016 Budget

The 2016 UK budget announced some of the biggest profound changes to Education policy in England for a generation, as Chancellor George Osborne announced funding that force schools to move out of Local Authority care, becoming autonomous academies at primary and secondary levels.

Some of the main education reform proposals announced included:

  • Complete the task of setting schools free from Local Authority control, so that by 2020 all schools will be an academy
  • Focus on schools in the North, where results have not been as good as London.
  • Teaching Maths to all pupils to 18 years of age.
  • A fair national funding formulae, to be in place by the end of the current Parliament.

A white paper is to be released with further information tomorrow (Thursday).

The chancellor also released plans to increase school opening times, with opportunities to improve the health of children by doubling sport in schools and after school clubs.


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