SCHOOLS are set to receive at least an extra two per cent more per pupil in government funding next year, it has been confirmed.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday (July 20) that all state schools in England will receive two per cent more next year which means each secondary school pupil will receive at least £5,150 - an extra £150 - and each primary school pupil will receive at least £4,000 next year - up from £3,750.

The Department for Education said the annual increase will see most council receive rises of at least three per cent per pupil.

Under the scheme a secondary school with 1,000 pupils will receive £80,000 and a 200-pupil primary school will receive £16,000.

West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin said: “Fairer school funding has been a long-standing campaign of mine and I have been a strong voice for parents and teachers as we work towards redressing the historical imbalanced suffered by Worcestershire schools.

“The was a key election pledge and I am pleased that, as schools break for their summer holidays, they will know that the Government continues to back teachers to do a great job giving our young children the best possible start in life.

“I’m glad to see the positive action on teachers’ pay.

"Many teachers have had a very difficult time in recent months helping key workers to be able to stay helping us all out during this global pandemic.

“Most schools in the county have stayed open throughout this coronavirus crisis and it is important that the Government ensures pupils are supported to make up for lost teaching time.

“As well as returning fully in September, schools will be able to access tutoring support funds and I firmly hope that local pupils will be able to catch up quickly.”

The DfE also said schools would also benefit from the Government's one-off £1 billion Covid-19 "catch up" package to make up for the impact of lost teaching time due to school closures.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said: "This year has been incredibly challenging for schools, teachers and students due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Not only are we confirming another year of increased and better targeted funding for our schools, but with our transformative national funding formula we are making sure the money is distributed fairly across the country so all schools can drive up standards."