NEW: Sign the petition
on covid exceptional costs
to your MP about Covid exceptional costs
School budgets continue to be stretched up and down the UK despite recent investment
from the government. Additionally, the covid-19 pandemic has meant school leaders
face significant and increasing costs to make their schools covid secure. Schools
are implementing measures that have been required by the government to keep our
children, staff and communities safe.
The government has made it clear they will not reimburse schools for any of these
additional costs. Schools are therefore spending money from their existing budgets
which were planned and set months in advance of the pandemic.
Furthermore, many schools have lost significant sums from their income streams as
they are unable to let school premises due to lockdown restrictions. This creates a
‘double whammy’ effect, placing school finances under huge strain.
Unlike the business community, schools are not eligible for grants to alleviate
these financial pressures.
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