School Cuts

Cheshire West is amongst the 15 worst affected areas in the whole country – this on top of £57 million of cuts to our local council. I believe the government’s actions are dangerous and as a parent of children who go to school in Chester, I am concerned that the Tories cuts agenda is risking our children’s future.

That’s why I am writing to the Education Minister, to highlight these concerns and I would like you to add your name to my letter below. We must show a united voice on issues that affect us locally.

The table below clarifies details of the potential real-terms cuts to some schools in Chester (more to follow). This data has been provided by the schoolcuts.org.uk website:

Schools Budget Change by 2019 Per Pupil Teachers
Acresfield Community Primary School -£67,314 -£330 -1
Belgrave Primary School -£88,627 -£424 -1
Blacon High School, A Specialist Sports College -£367,739 -£933 -9
Boughton Heath Academy -£93,151 -£455 -2
Cherry Grove Primary School -£121,624 -£460 -3
Chester Blue Coat Church of England Primary School -£145,519 -£380 -3
Christleton High School -£680,584 -£662 -20
Christleton Primary School -£88,914 -£417 -1
Dee Point Primary School -£114,636 -£326 -3
Highfield Community Primary School -£99,256 -£512 -2
Hoole Church of England Primary School -£153,740 -£427 -3
Huntington Community Primary School -£105,926 -£449 -2
J H Godwin Primary School -£84,687 -£436 -2
Lache Primary School -£83,411 -£408 -1
Mill View Primary School -£97,562 -£465 -2
Newton Primary School -£126,879 -£342 -3
Oldfield Primary School -£78,905 -£378 -2
Overleigh St Mary's CofE Primary School -£166,956 -£408 -4
Queen's Park High School -£293,835 -£718 -7
Saughall All Saints Church of England Primary School -£158,335 -£516 -4
St Clare's Catholic Primary School -£78,961 -£642 -2
St Theresa's Catholic Primary School -£76,287 -£401 -1
St Werburgh's and St Columba's Catholic Primary School -£124,583 -£392 -3
The Arches Community Primary School -£100,219 -£420 -2
The Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School -£605,943 -£693 -17
The Catholic High School, Chester A Specialist Science College -£372,205 -£554 -10
Upton Heath CofE Primary School -£142,058 -£354 -3
Upton Westlea Primary School -£83,390 -£432 -2
Upton-by-Chester High School -£588,752 -£489 -14

Please note: Some letters I have sent to parents had a mail merge error which has now been resolved. The correct figures are in the table above, apologies if you recieved one of the incorrect letters.

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