Essex education budget to be cut by 30 per cent
ESSEX is in line for a 30 per cent cut in its schools budget, according to the cabinet member for education Stephen Castle.
Speaking at a public meeting to discuss plans for a brand new school in Stansted Mountfitchet the county councillor dropped the bombshell and forecasted that the axe is set to swing.
He said: “We are looking at 30 per cent cuts before the end of this year. They will be very significant and be right across the sector.”
Residents at last Thursday’s meeting (July 1) did receive some good news though. Money for a potential new primary school on the Foresthall Development is currently ring-fenced.
“As long as the money is used by the end of the year the project is safe,” said Cllr Castle. “However if it is not be used by then it will be lost.”
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A consultation ending on July 15 will decide if the new school is to be built, if agreed it will replace the St Mary’s CE Foundation Primary on St John’s Road.
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