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Give primary schools £4,000 per pupil

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... at least £4,000 for each primary school pupil.

Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.13

Our verdict

  • This is a promise to spend at least £4,000 for each pupil at a government-funded primary school.
  • On 30 January 2020, new regulations were presented to the House of Commons which raised funding from £3,500 per pupil up to £3,750, and the presenting minister said this was “on the path to £4,000 the following year”.
  • The regulations came into force on 21 February 2020, and the government remains committed to the £4,000 target, so this policy is ‘in progress’.

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