'A DISTRICT of educational excellence' is what Sajid Javid has promised Bromsgrove will become - after he pledged the biggest boost for local school funding in a generation.

The Chancellor of Exchequer - who is standing for re-election as Bromsgrove MP in next month's General Election - recently visited Haybridge High School in Hagley.

Mr Javid vowed to 'ensure that every local child gets the best possible start in life' during his visit to the school, which is set to receive more than a quarter of a million pounds in additional funding next year alone as a result of his first Spending Round as Chancellor.

He said: “I want to continue transforming Bromsgrove into a district of opportunity. That starts with our schools.

"That’s why I’ve put education at the very heart of my vision for our local community as well as the country.

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“One of the very first things I did as Chancellor was to announce a £14 billion increase in schools funding over the next three years – with areas that have been historically underfunded first in line for the greatest increases.

“As a result, schools in Worcestershire will receive almost £18 million of additional funding next year alone, with further increases expected in subsequent years.

“In short, I’m determined to see that every child in our community gets the best possible start in life, and the opportunity to achieve their full potential.”