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‘Untenable’: Council schools in deficit soar as costs keep rising

Policy experts said the dire situation could 'force' local authorities to 'relinquish' their maintained schools

Freddie Whittaker
Donna Ferguson
Schools

Trust chiefs warn PM a cash squeeze threatens ‘viability’ of schools

350 academy leaders raised 'grave concerns' in a letter to ministers as the government plans 'efficiencies' in public spending

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Academy trusts demand energy grants for schools

Confederation of School Trusts also warns 9 in 10 of its members believe pay rises are 'unaffordable'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

1 in 3 teachers spends £200 a month on travel as fuel costs soar

A Teacher Tapp poll also found almost one in five says their household is 'scraping by' each month

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

1 in 3 teachers says year 9s don’t get regular music lessons

Poll also shows 2 in 5 primary pupils lack access to free instrument teaching as DfE sets out new...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

£25m for instruments as music hubs and PE premium extended

Schools asked to "offer at least one hour of music curriculum a week”, with a 'music development plan' and music...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Covid wipes almost a third off academies’ fundraising income

Charity Parentkind said PTA fundraisers upped their hours last year, but suffered from cancelled events and less lucrative virtual...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

DfE wants schools to find £1bn savings to cover rising bills

The DfE also vowed to help schools cut energy and water use, fund more finance training and improve flood...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

‘Recovery premium’ rolled out for all special school and AP pupils

Catch-up cash will increase for mainstream secondaries, rising to £60k on average, but rates frozen for most primaries

Tom Belger
Tom Belger