New figures highlight the boost given to grammars under the revised version of the national funding formula compared with the previous proposals.
Research by the House of Commons Library, commissioned by shadow education secretary Angela Rayner and shared with Tes, shows that, in cash terms (and not accounting for rising costs), the amount allocated for grammar schools will rise from £542 million to £583 million.
Under the original proposals, grammar schools were expected to lose 0.6 per cent of their funding, compared with the 0.9 per cent average gain across all schools.
But in the final version of the formula, grammars will receive a 7.6 per cent rise.
In contrast, schools as a whole are expected to gain 3.6 per cent, according to the research.
The government has given “a huge boost to the remaining grammar schools”, says Rayner.
“Grammars had lost out in the first formula, mainly because they took so few pupils from deprived backgrounds, and these figures suggest that there are questions about why that has changed so dramatically for this small group of schools.
“Every school needs the funding to cover their costs, not just the handful of selective schools that will disproportionately benefit under this government’s plans.”