Lib Dems unveil £1.2m to give children in Oxford a brighter future
1,400 3-4 year-olds in the Oxford area would benefit from Liberal Democrat plans to triple funding for the early years Pupil Premium, which gives extra cash to nurseries, preschools and school receptions when they take on children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The cash would triple the funding to £1,000 per pupil per year - up from £302 in 2015-16.
This will increase the allocation for local authorities in Oxfordshire from £400,000 now to £1.2 million, and will pay for every disadvantaged child who benefits to receive 570 hours of state-funded early education.
Kirsten Johnson, Liberal Democrat candidate for Oxford East, commented: “We will give children in Oxford a brighter future, by investing in those from more deprived backgrounds to give them the best possible chance in life.
“This forms part of a package to build a fairer Britain and ensure no child or young person is left behind.
“The Liberal Democrats will provide a strong opposition to this Conservative government and stand up against cuts to local schools, hospitals and regional funding.
“A vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote for a brighter future for people across Oxford East."