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Surrey schools within five miles of London lose out on £30million

Half of Surrey children go to school within five miles of a London borough – and miss out on £30million funding compared to pupils in the capital. Surrey receives £450 less per pupil from the Government than the average for London boroughs bordering the county even though schools either side of the boundary serve virtually … Continue reading

VIDEO: Surrey schools losing out to their London neighbours

Surrey schools close to London are being penalised to the tune of millions of pounds in funding compared to schools in the capital – even though they may be less than a mile apart and face the same challenges. These schools are often just streets apart and serve virtually identical communities but London boroughs bordering … Continue reading

New campaign aims to tackle child abuse

A new campaign aims to highlight the role everyone in the community can play in protecting children from abuse and neglect. Surrey County Council is supporting the national Together We Can Tackle Child Abuse campaign which urges members of the public to report any concerns so that support can be given to all children and … Continue reading

County council and Kier plan careers college to train highways workforce

Construction giant Kier and Surrey County Council are on the road to launching a careers college to train their own highways workforce. Plans have been signed off for a construction academy just days after UK Commission for Employment and Skills revealed that the number of positions unfilled through a lack of skills has rocketed by 130% since 2011. That … Continue reading

Surrey schools losing out to their London neighbours

Surrey schools close to London are being penalised to the tune of millions of pounds in funding compared to schools in the capital – even though they may be less than a mile apart and face the same challenges. These schools are often just streets apart and serve virtually identical communities but London boroughs bordering … Continue reading

Surrey wins £729,000 for mental health services

A Surrey scheme to provide round-the-clock support for young people with mental health difficulties has secured Government funding worth £729,000. The announcement was made by the Department for Education, which has issued the following press release: £729,000 for round-the-clock support for young people in Surrey on the brink of crisis A brand new scheme to … Continue reading

£41m of extra school places funding is “step in the right direction” – Surrey leader

Following the Government’s announcement that Surrey County Council has been awarded more than £41 million in extra funding over the next two years for a ‘significant and unexpected’ increase in demand for school places, leader David Hodge said: “We have pushed long and hard for a fair settlement with the help of Surrey MPs and … Continue reading

Surrey welcomes changes to special educational need support but calls for proper funding

Following today’s Government announcement about reforms to services for children with special educational needs and disabilities, Linda Kemeny, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning, said: “The reforms announced by the Government today will provide important support to our young people with special educational needs and we are delighted to have played a role … Continue reading

Surrey leader meets Education Secretary

Picture caption: On the day that Surrey County Council leader David Hodge met Education Secretary Michael Gove, Surrey was confirmed as being in the top-performing authorities at GCSE. Official figures showed that Surrey is in the top 20 education authorities in the country, with more than eight out of 10 pupils getting five or more … Continue reading

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