Lib Dem AM Peter Black says schools in Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot and Bridgend, will benefit from a £6.5 million boost
A SWANSEA-BASED AM says schools in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend will get a £6.5 million boost from next month.
Peter Black, Lib Dem AM for South Wales West, said thanks to a Welsh Assembly budget deal struck between Labour and the Lib Dems, schools will notice the difference.
The deal in November 2011 secured an extra £450 to be given directly to schools to offer support for the poorest pupils. But the Welsh Liberal Democrats have pledged the investment would not be a one-off and that the grant would be repeated for three years.
Mr Black said the initiative would help schools right across South West Wales and added: "This is a good deal for local school children.
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"It means that for the second year running schools in Swansea will receive over £2.8 million between them, Bridgend schools more than £1.7 million and schools in Neath Port Talbot will share nearly £2 million."