The following letter has been written by a Penpol parent and they have kindly offered to share their response as a template for other parents to use if they wish.
If you would like to use this letter to express your concerns, please click on the link below to download the file.
Dear Mr Eustace,
My name is __________ and I am a member of your constituency, living in Hayle. My children attend Penpol Primary School, and I have read with concern a letter composed by the ‘Worth Less?’ campaign for fairer funding in schools that outlines the significant disparity in forecasted funding for both primary and secondary schools here in Cornwall.
My understanding from this letter is that the Department for Education is supposed to ensure as a priority that schools with the same socio-economic / school based characteristics in one area of the country will be funded the same as another school in a different area of the country. The details of the changes in funding show a massively disproportionate level of funding in similar or like for like schools in Cornwall, compared to other areas of the country.
As a parent with children growing up in Cornwall I need to know that my concern – that they have a fair chance at achieving the best academic results in their schooling life compared to other regions – is both acknowledged and fought for, so I urge you to address this in parliament.
I look forward to your response.