We are delighted to confirm that Eaton Bank Academy has successfully bid for over £425k in revenue funds to support its exceptional growth in pupil numbers.
Funding for schools is based upon the previous year’s pupil numbers, meaning schools experiencing the most rapid growth are more severely affected. However, in an unprecedented move for this region, Eaton Bank Academy have successfully put forward a case to the national schools funding body to change its basis of funding to reflect its current pupil numbers; meaning that the funds required to pay for the additional teachers and learning resources are fully in place.
Strategic Business Manager, Liz Whitehurst said “We have been planning for this growth for over five years, working hard to build the maximum possible surplus to take us through our most challenging period and engaging at a very early stage with the Education and Skills Funding Agency to ensure the greatest possible chance of success. We want to ensure that every child seeking a place at Eaton Bank Academy can have a place, irrespective of how fast the school is growing, and now we can do just that.”