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But do you think this is the right decision?
A new national funding formula for all schools is expected to come to fruition in the coming years – and the town’s children’s services committee has agreed to reduce the proportion of schools’ budget allocated on the basis of deprivation.
Hartlepool has a greater proportion of this funding (15%) comparable to other council areas in the region, including South Tyneside and Sunderland.
But it has been said that reducing the figure would help schools manage their finances for when a new formula comes into force.
Do you think this is the correct move?