Schools & Young People

Helping our children & young people through the financial crisis

What we've done

What we'll do

  • Trial free breakfast clubs in primary schools across the borough.
  • Make sure the Council budget surpluses are partly used to help schools meet their increased energy bills.
  • Fight for fairer funding by calling on Government to ensure no school loses out under new funding formula.
  • Support establishing more Council-run schools for children with special educational needs to reduce Council overspends on private providers.
  • Reform Merton’s mental and sexual health services for young people with particular emphasis on improving Merton’s eating disorder provision.
  • Work with Merton’s professional & amateur clubs to get more young people playing sport and exercising.