Schools in West Sussex join forces to demand more funding

Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Councillor David Fuller, Georgie Howard, 18, Head of Gaskell House, and deputy headmistress Heather Trim with students at the start of the walk Picture: Sally Tiller

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HEADTEACHERS in West Sussex have joined forces to demand more funding.

Following concerted efforts from every primary, secondary and special school head in the county – all of whom signed their names to the Worth Less? campaign for fairer funding – the government provided an additional £930,000 interim payment to help them make ends meet, before a new system is introduced in 2017. But the money fell short of the amount needed to make a difference to the over-stretched budgets of the county’s schools.

Pupils have taken to social media to voice their concerns.

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