St Albans will be one of the areas to benefit from the Government's £14 billion school funding plan.

Schools in Hertfordshire will be positively impacted by the Government’s pledge to ensure every secondary school will receive a minimum of £5000 per pupil next year.

Figures were published by the Government last Friday (October 11) which shows how schools across the country will benefit from the new funding over the next three years.

Every primary school will receive minimum of £3,750 from 2021-22.

St Albans schools will see an increase in funding above the new minimum levels for per-pupil funding.

The average amount per pupil in secondary schools in St Albans will be £5,161 and £4,123 for primary schools.

Some primary schools in St Albans can expect up to £480 additional funding per pupil in 2020/21 compared to 2019/20.

The district’s largest secondary schools will receive an extra £145 per pupil.

St Albans MP Anne Main has campaigned on this issue for the last few years.

She has met with schools to discuss key issues within education, funding and teacher recruitment.

Mrs Main said: “Having been a teacher myself, I understand the strain that schools come under, so I am delighted that this Government is committed to improving school standards.

“St Albans is home to some of the finest schools in the region and it is absolutely vital that they receive adequate funding so they can continue to deliver an outstanding education for young people.

"I have vigorously campaigned at every level for fairer school funding and I am pleased that my work on this issue is coming to fruition."