Swindon's primary and secondary schools will receive a 5.08 per cent funding increase next year from the government.

Secondary school pupils will receive a minimum of £5,000 per pupil next year with every primary school pupil receiving a minimum of £4,000 by 2021-22.

South Swindon MP Robert Buckland said: "Every child in Swindon deserves the best possible start in life, regardless of their background or where they live.

"The 5.08 per cent per pupil funding boost next year will mean that every school in Swindon will receive a budget increase, giving teachers, parents and pupils the certainty to plan and boost standards in our schools."

Justin Tomlinson, North Swindon MP, added: "Robert and I have worked hard to champion our local schools and we are delighted to have helped secure this vital additional funding.

"This remains a real priority for us."

The funding follows PM Boris Johnson's announcement in August that the budget for schools and high needs would be increased by a total of £14 billion over three years.

The extra money is available from April and ensures that per-pupil funding can rise in line with inflation.