Responding to a report from the House of Commons Education Select Committee, 'A ten-year plan for school and college funding', Cllr Peter John OBE, Chair of London Councils and executive member for Public Service Reform and Devolution and Finance and Resources, said:
“London Councils welcomes the Education Committee’s call for a ten-year plan for school and college funding. This incisive report highlights how crucial it is that we address the growing pressures on our schools and colleges, which are experiencing a deeply concerning multi-billion-pound shortfall.
"Boroughs are committed to providing support to meet every child’s needs, thus ensuring that young people of all abilities and backgrounds have access to good quality education. Unfortunately, they are exceeding their budgets in the process.
"This stretching of already strained resources is not sustainable and puts young people’s futures at risk. We hope the government will review its funding allocations to ensure that schools and colleges across the capital can meet the needs of their students.”