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Saturday, 30 October 2010

Most state schools face budget cuts despite Con Dem hype‏

The FT reports that two-thirds of English state schools will have their day-to-day budgets cut in this parliament, in spite of government claims to have protected resources for education:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/37d13f48-e3a0-11df-b6a6-00144feabdc0.html Only a minority of schools will achieve a net increase in funding as a result of the much vaunted ‘pupil premium’ and further FT research confirms that the planned squeeze on funding will be made worse by a ‘forecast increase in the number of pupils and a 60 per cent reduction in capital spending on infrastructure’.