SCHOOLS in Bromsgrove have suffered greater cuts than most across the county, say Liberal Democrats who are demanding action from the town's MP Sajid Javid.

Lib Dem campaigner Samuel Evans says Catshill First School and Parkside Middle School have suffered greater per pupil losses than the Worcestershire average, of £365 and £307 per pupil respectively.

And Siobhan Hughes, a teacher who is also the Lib Dem councillor for Central Ward, demanded Mr Javid to address the issue.

She said: "As a teacher I know firsthand the pressures our schools are under.

"After sustained real terms cuts from this Conservative government since 2015 our local schools are struggling to make ends meet."

Councillor Hughes called on Mr Javid ‘to make extra money available to ensure there is never a real terms cut again going forward and for the government to go further and put back the money into our schools that have been cut since 2015'.

The Lib Dem calls for greater funding come following a report from the House of Commons Education Committee describing schools as requiring an ‘urgent funding increase’.

The report has also described special educational needs and disability funding as ‘completely inadequate’.

The Bromsgrove Liberal Democrats have issued a letter to Gavin Williamson, the newly appointed Education Secretary, demanding better for local schools by introducing greater funding and allowing for a fairer share of money to be allocated to Bromsgrove.

Campaigner Mr Evans added: "Schools across Worcestershire have lost out on £41 million between 2015 to 2019, which equates to a per pupil loss of £211 across the county.

"However, Bromsgrove has been hit by greater cuts than the average across the county."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suggested that previous spending reductions would be reversed, adding an extra £4.6 billion to school funding.

However, the Bromsgrove Liberal Democrats have hit out at the proposals saying they do not go far enough, adding 'Bromsgrove schools must also receive a fair share of any additional funding allocated'.