Chancellor pledges specialist maths school in every English region

The government has pledged to provide every region in England with funding for a specialist maths school, The Guardian is reporting.

Rishi Sunak’s budget stated £7m would be made available to open 11 specialist maths schools for 16- to 19-year-olds. He also announced an extra £120m a year to boost arts and physical education in schools.

Under the plans first announced in the Conservative manifesto, secondary schools will receive £90m a year to invest in art programmes and extracurricular activities, with another £29m a year put towards improving primary school PE teaching.

The budget also promised that the government would “ensure that sufficient funding is made available in 2020-21 to support an increase in the number of new high-quality apprenticeships in small and medium-sized businesses”.

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