Today twelve organisations, including SSAT, have written to the chancellor asking him to raise the rate for sixth form funding, cuts to which have been even harsher than elsewhere in school budgets.
After two cuts in 2011 and 2013, the basic rate for most sixth form funding has been frozen at £4000 per student – despite inflation and other increased costs to running a sixth form. As a coalition of organisations that represent schools and colleges, we believe this rate:
- Needs to increase to £4,760 for all 16, 17 and 18 year olds
- Needs to rise with inflation and other costs passed onto…