How should we meet education funding challenges in Somerset? Have your say

Closed 10 Nov 2023

Opened 2 Oct 2023


Following feedback we have made some changes to the consultation wording to make it clearer and easier to understand. You will find these changes in red in the PDF below and in bold, italics and underlined throughout the rest of the consultation. 



Across the country, many public, private, and voluntary organisations are facing tough budget challenges, as are families and households, and Somerset is no exception. In this consultation, we’re asking you to have your say on funding for education – a vital service for the 70,000 school-age children in Somerset.


In Somerset, £568m is spent on education each year, not including money on school buildings and estates. Most education funding decisions are made by central government, but there are some important services where decisions must be made locally.


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