​​​​​​​Chris Green MP welcomes funding boost for schools in Bolton

More parents across Bolton will be able to send their children to a good local school thanks to a major funding boost announced this week.

The Conservative Government has confirmed that Bolton schools will receive an average of nearly 6 per cent more funding per pupil. This is following the announcement that investment in primary and secondary schools will increase nationally by £2.6billion in the next year.

The government is also increasing the salary newly trained teachers will receive, to £30,000 by 2022, an increase of £6,000, to attract the best talent into our schools.

Commenting, Chris Green MP said: “I’m delighted the government is increasing school funding well above inflation levels across Bolton, with an almost average 6 per cent rise in funding per pupil in our schools.

“Parents tell me that they want to be able to send their children to a good quality local school and this boost for our schools and teachers will ensure that more children across Bolton can access a fantastic education and get the best start in life.”

“Headteachers have also been telling me the concerns they have with recruitment and retention and I am pleased that the rise in teacher’s salaries will attract more top-quality teachers into our schools, whilst also solving the problems we have seen with their retention.