Petition calling for fairer funding for Sheffield schools hits 5,000 signatures

More than 5,000 people have now signed the petition calling for fairer funding for schools in Sheffield.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 10 July, 2018, 14:00
Sheffield Futures staff back the petition calling for fairer funding for city schools

The Star and Sheffield Telegraph has united with Sheffield Council, Learn Sheffield, the city’s six MPs, businesses, schools, community groups and individuals to fight for fair funding and is calling on residents across the city to join the fight.

Sheffield Futures staff back the petition calling for fairer funding for city schools

It comes after figures revealed that the city’s pupils get hundreds of pounds less spent on them than children in other big cities.

Staff at Sheffield Futures, based in the city centre, have back the campaign and have shown their support by taking photographs holding the petition’s hastag #FairFundSheffieldSchools.

The youth charity’s chief executive Gail Gibbons said: “Sheffield Futures is proud to support the petition for fairer funding for Sheffield city schools.

Sheffield Futures staff back the petition calling for fairer funding for city schools

“Sheffield’s young people deserve the same funding for their schools as those across the country, as education is vital for a successful transition in to adulthood.”

To sign the petition click here.

You can also email news@thestar.co.uk, write to Sam Jackson, The Star, The Balance, Pinfold Street, S1 2GU or take a photograph with the hashtag #FairFundSheffieldSchools.

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