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We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Increase government funding of Haringey schools by £1000 per pupil each year, in order to bring funding up to the levels in neighbouring Camden, Hackney and Islington. More details
Submitted by Anthony James Brockman of Tony Brockman – Deadline to sign up by: 03 June 2010 – Signatures: 985
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Haringey’s schools are short changed because the Government gives them less money to teach each child than other Councils with similar costs:
Government cash per pupil : (DSG per pupil 2008/9) Hackney £6170 Camden £6161 Islington £5812 Haringey £4987
The Government thinks each child in Haringey is worth about £1000 less than in Hackney, Camden or Islington.
£1000 per pupil would pay for smaller classes, more books and computers, and better equipment – more individual attention for your child! It’s plainly unfair that schools on one side of a road , teaching similar children, get more cash than schools on the other side:
* A school on the Haringey side of Seven Sisters Road receives £1183 less per child than a school on the Hackney side.
* A school on the Haringey side of Highgate High Street receives £1174 less per pupil than a school on the Camden side.
Haringey children need smaller classes just as much as Hackney, Camden and Islington children.
The government’s own figures show similar levels of need in all four Councils.
SIgn now to end this unfairness!
Thank you for registering your concerns regarding school funding in Haringey.
The Government recognises the concerns expressed in the petition about the level of funding for Haringey schools and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools recently met with Haringey MPs to discuss this issue.
We have already committed to changes to the funding system through the introduction of a pupil premium to support schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
We will bring forward further proposals for school funding in the near future.