Following lots of campaigning, Croydon schools are getting an £8.9 million (3.9%) increase in Block funding from the Government this current financial year – nearly double the rate of inflation. Larger secondary schools are getting especially big increases in block funding – such as Oasis Coulsdon (16%), Woodcote (8%), Riddlesdown (5%) and Harris Academy Purley (10%).
Some smaller primary schools had smaller increases (and in a few cases a reduction) even though Croydon’s government funding for schools went up quite a lot. This was due to the way Croydon Council divided up the funding between schools.
I am working with the council and some of the schools affected to try to find a way to resolve this issue for the next financial year.