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Schools

Top educational psychologist course closes after DfE funding reallocation

UCL's doctorate in educational psychology, the longest-established course of its kind, has begun 'winding down' due to fewer funded...

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
School funding

Heads fearing ‘bankruptcy’ should use cost-cutters, says DfE

Department funding chief says 'we recognise every year there are some schools which face real financial challenges'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Hike school breakfast funding and expand free school meals, Hunt told

150 heads call for school breakfast cash in the spring budget, while councils warn government rules stop 215,000 eligible...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Support staff unions demand £15 minimum wage and inflation-busting pay rise

Unison, Unite and GMB want a 12.7 per cent pay hike from April - and allowances for all support...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

DfE loses £10.3m in unclaimed free school VAT refunds

Department admits tax was not claimed back for nine trusts' free school projects by the HMRC deadline

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Jump in reserves leaves maintained schools sitting on £2.2 billion

Covid savings and project delays shored up reserves before the current cost-of-living squeeze

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

School cuts campaign to focus on plight of special schools

Unions' website will refocus on the funding woes of special schools and post-16 institutions after claiming victory in the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics

Fact check: Is this really the ‘biggest funding injection ever’?

We examine the education secretary's claims about last year's autumn statement announcement

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
SEND

School leaders warn ministers over ‘robbed’ SEND funding

Investigations have revealed how some councils seized millions of pounds in previous funding boosts

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth