NORTH Shropshire MP Helen Morgan paid a visit to a Wem school after calls for more funding for schools in rural areas.

The Liberal Democrat MP visited Thomas Adams School and was shown around by headteacher, Mark Cooper and she also spoke with the staff and students about the challenges of being in a rural area.

Ms Morgan recently spoke in Parliament to question the Minister for Schools, Nick Gibb, after uncovering the data that rural schools receive £500 less per pupil than their urban counterparts.


She called for the Government to act to change the funding formula.

Ms Morgan said: "Schools are vital to our communities here in Shropshire.

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"My recent visits to schools like Thomas Adams have been eye-opening in regard to the obstacles that rural schools face.

"Thomas Adams has exceptionally hard-working staff and students, and they deserve proper funding which is why I called on the minister for schools in parliament last week about the nature of the unfair funding formula that disadvantages rural areas like ours.

"The Government must act to change this unjust lack of funding for schools like Thomas Adams, where it is clear that the wonderful students deserve the first-class education that the staff are working so hard to create."