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School budgets? What school budgets?

“Every school in England will experience cuts in real per pupil funding over the next three years”

By David Laws  

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Over recent weeks, alongside a divisive debate about the return of grammar schools, there has been increasing public debate and media coverage about potential cuts to the budgets of schools in England. Almost all newspapers and other media outlets have had extensive coverage about opposition to the government’s proposed funding deal for schools.

A report last week by the Education Policy Institute shed light on what the proposed changes are, and what impacts there are likely to be.

It’s important to understand that two quite separate developments are…

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