The College has been supporting the Sixth Form College Association’s Raise the Rate campaign. Thank you to everyone who has signed the petition; if you haven’t signed it yet you can do so by going to: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/230140
Whilst the running costs of schools and colleges has increased significantly in recent years, the national funding rate of £4,000 for 16 and 17 year olds has been frozen since 2013.
Both Hills Road and Long Road Sixth Form Colleges have joined the Raise the Rate campaign and they invited Lucy Frazer, MP for South East Cambridgeshire, to visit Long Road Sixth Form College on 2nd November to meet with Long Road’s Principal, Yolanda Botham, Hills Road Principal, Jo Trump and Long Road’s Chair of Governors, Ian Wilson. Lucy Frazer committed to supporting the campaign principles and understood the need.
Heidi Allen MP for South Cambridgeshire was also invited to Hills Road on 7th December to discuss the Raise the Rate campaign. Despite being embroiled in the unfolding Brexit saga, Heidi Allen made time to visit and expressed her strong support for the campaign, promising to do all she could to mobilise fellow MPs to lobby the Chancellor to Raise the Rate.
We would be grateful for any suport you can provide, please visit www.raisetherate.org.uk