Brighton and Hove Conservative leader Steve Bell said that he welcomed news of extra cash for every school in the city.
He said that the announcement by the government yesterday would mean that every school in Brighton and Hove would receive “per pupil” funding rising at least in line with inflation.
Councillor Bell said that he lobbied Boris Johnson during the Tory leadership contest in the summer to push for additional funding for schools in Brighton and Hove.
The new Conservative government had listened, he said, with the Prime Minister pledging to invest an extra £14 billion in schools over the next three years.
More money would be allocated for children with special needs – and teachers would also receive a boost to their pensions as well.
Councillor Bell said: “This is fantastic news for the city. It is a good start to see our schools properly funded. There is more which needs to be done but this is a great start.
“I am so pleased to see that Boris Johnson is listening and delivering on his early promises made on the campaign trail.
“I call on the council and the administration now to ensure this funding goes straight to the schools and to our children’s education and not to sit in the coffers at Hove Town Hall.”