The next generation of Labour MPs for Milton Keynes have challenged the current Conservative MPs to come out of hiding and defend their school cuts. Government Cuts to Schools across Milton Keynes, with the loss of 133 teachers and millions cut from the schools in the most deprived areas of the city and in the rural areas, have been condemned by Labour Parliamentary candidates. Both of Labour’s candidates in the general election went to Milton Keynes Schools, unlike the Tory MPs who voted through the cuts. 


Charlynne Pullen, who went to Tickford Park primary school then Ousedale school in Newport Pagnell has expressed deep concern that her old secondary school will lose £375 per pupil and 18 teachers.

She said, “There are 2000 pupils at Ousedale. The school will lose £375 per pupil. That is a loss of £750,000. I am saddened that a popular, high performing school is losing funding because the Government is failing to fund Education properly.” 

Charlynne is also deeply concerned that small schools in villages including Sherington, Stoke Goldington, North Crawley, Newton Blosomville and new city schools like Downs Barn and Stanton will also lose funding. She added, “Sherrington, is the worst affected school in Milton Keynes and will lose £2114 per pupil.”

She continued, “No wonder no one has seen sight nor sound of the Two Conservative MPs. They seemed to have disappeared. No doubt they are hiding from the hard questions on the cuts to our local schools.”  

Shameless MPs must come out of hiding.


Cllr Hannah O’Neill, the Labour candidate for MK South went to St. Monica’s  Primary school then to St. Pauls. She is deeply concerned at the loss of teachers at Leon School on the Lakes estate (15 teachers) and the MK Academy (12) both in the poorest areas of the city. But also very concerned about a loss of teachers on the expanding west flank at Denbigh, Hazeley and  Shenley Brook End (30). The cuts are also hitting the 10 schools with the highest number of pupils getting free school meals.

Cllr O’Neill has challenged the Two Tory MPs for Milton Keynes to debate the cuts to school budgets locally. Cllr O’Neill said, “I challenge the two Conservative MPs for Milton Keynes to  come out of hiding and debate their cuts to our schools with an audience of parents and School Heads. Both Tory MPs voted for these cuts. They should stop hiding and debate them. I have a feeling they are too shameless to justify their cuts.”



Table 1: Schools worst affected by the cuts.

Worst affected schools (funding per pupil)

Change per pupil 2015/16 – 2019/20

Av number pupils with Free School Meals.

Sherington Church of England School



Stoke Goldington Church of England School



North Crawley CofE School



Sir Herbert Leon Academy



Newton Blossomville Church of England School



Moorland Primary School



The Willows School and Early Years Centre



Downs Barn School



Orchard Academy



Queen Eleanor Primary School




Table 2: Numbers of lost teachers for worst affected schools.

Worst affected schools (funding equivalent-teacher losses)

Teacher Change 2015/16 – 2019/20


Oakgrove School



Ousedale School



Sir Herbert Leon Academy



Brooklands Farm Primary School



The Radcliffe School



Walton High



The Milton Keynes Academy



Denbigh School



Shenley Brook End School



The Hazeley Academy






 Table 3: Percentage of Free School Meals and lot income per school



Free School Meals

Lost Money per school.

% Loss

Per school

Loss per pupil

Sir Herbert Leon Academy





Water Hall Primary School





Greenleys Junior School





Queen Eleanor Primary School





Langland Community School





Stanton School





Drayton Park School





The Milton Keynes Academy





Orchard Academy





Southwood School






Note: Education Trade Unions have launched a website which provides information about your local schools: https://www.schoolcuts.org.uk/

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