More than 1,000 people sign petition calling for fairer funding in Sheffield schools

More than 1,100 people have signed a petition calling on the Government to fairer fund Sheffield schools.

Friday, 29th June 2018, 3:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th July 2018, 5:15 pm
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Teachers, business leaders, politicians and residents have all put their names to the campaign - just two days after it was launched by The Star and Sheffield Telegraph.

The newspapers have united with city leaders and politicians to campaign for a better settlement, amid deepening dismay that the city’s schools are among the worst funded in England.

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An average sized primary school in Sheffield would recevie £260,000 more - and an average secondary school £822,000 more - if funded the same as Manchester.

Jayne Brown, who signed the online petition, wrote: “As someone who benefitted from an education in Sheffield that allowed me to develop a career I am proud of, I want the same for my daughter and son.”

Kath Galloway said the situation was ‘completely wrong’.

Former teacher Alan Baldwin wrote: “I was a primary school teacher and a headteacher in Sheffield for many years.

“The kids and their families were great.

To sign the petition click here. Back the campaign by emailing [email protected], write to Sam Jackson, The Star, The Balance, Pinfold Street, S1 2GU, or take a photo with the hashtag #FairFundSheffeldSchools.