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Gillingham and Rainham MP Rehman Chishti welcomes extra £50 pupil funding for Medway schools

17 March 2014

Medway schools are to receive more money after claims of an historic unfairness in the way funding is allocated.

Gillingham MP Rehman Chishti has welcomed news that schools in Medway will receive an extra £50 per student from next year.

Rehman Chishti, MP for Gillingham and Rainham

Rehman Chishti, MP for Gillingham and Rainham

After a question from Mr Chishti in Parliament, education minister David Laws MP confirmed the funding per pupil in Medway will increase to £4,402, from £4,352.

This money is part of a proposed £350m boost to the 62 most underfunded local authorities.

Mr Chishti said: “I welcome this additional funding for Medway schools, which have been consistently underfunded by the previous Labour Government.

“The system, inherited from Labour, was unfair and this new system will help deliver better education for young people in Medway.”

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