Education and Skills: Funding, Apprentices and Grammars



The why, what and how of the new School Funding Formula

The Government’s consultation on proposals for a new funding formula closes this Wednesday. This is both very important and very complicated – and whatever final proposal emerges it will be impossible to please everyone.

Grammar Schools and Local Pupils

The recent announcement by the High School for Girls for new admissions criteria from 2018 is much more important than it sounds.

Gloucester MP encourages pupils to visit Auschwitz

Gloucester MP Richard Graham has written to local secondary schools to encourage their sixth form pupils’ participation in the ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ project run by the Holocaust Educational Trust.

Celebrating Gloucester’s growth of apprenticeships

In National Apprentice Week City MP Richard Graham thanked Gloucester employers in Parliament for creating 6,640 apprenticeships since 2010 – placing Gloucester 61st out of all 533 English constituencies.

The Return of the Apprentice

This week I want to share some stats with you that highlight the Return of the Apprentice in our city and county. Since 2010, 6,200 new apprentices have started in the city – more than double the figure for the previous five years – and over 23,000 in the county.

Congratulating the Rosebank Apprentice on McDonald's Award

Gloucester MP Richard Graham visited Rosebank Surgery on Stroud Road to congratulate their first apprentice Jodie Cook on winning the McDonald’s Award for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year for the South West, Thames Valley and Solent.