SCORE voices concerns over post-16 funding formula
11 January 2013
SCORE wrote to David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools in December about the changes to the post -16 funding formula and the impact this could have on provision in the sciences. A response was received on 8 January 2013 from Matthew Hancock MP, Minister for Skills. This correspondence featured in an article in the TES on 11 January 2013.
Professor Graham Hutchings, Chair of SCORE, said, “We have received the Department’s response but the situation remains very unclear. We will be corresponding further to seek clarification. However, we do understand that the funding for all academic subjects will be the same so that, regardless of the extra costs of practical and field work, funds for science subjects will be cut while those for other subjects will be increased.”