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School funding

Hardship funding barely dents school deficits

Analysis of hardship funding shows that the allocation for one county was less than the deficit of just one...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
School funding

£40m ‘hardship fund’: Council schools in just 35 areas to get help

Government also confirms the cash to help schools afford teacher pay rise will be for one year only

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
School funding

Prominent accountant to review £370m school funding gaffe

Peter Wyman to lead review of DfE quality assurance process for the national funding formula for schools

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
School funding

Gibb dismisses union calls for £370m funding gaffe cash

Minister claims schools still getting 'record' funding despite error that means budgets for 2024-25 will be smaller than expected

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
School funding

School funding: Unions want £370m back as heads cut ‘nice-to-haves’

'Hope has disappeared because somebody made a mistake'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker and Amy Walker
Tutoring

Two in five trusts shun tutoring as finances worsen

Just 46% of CEOs are confident about the financial sustainability of their trusts, down from 77% last year

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
School funding

Rising costs risk pledge to restore school funding to 2010 levels

IFS predicts school purchasing power will actually be 3% lower than in 2010 by next year

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
School funding

One in ten cash-strapped councils under government monitoring

FOI reveals 17 councils have so far been ordered to submit 'action plans' to cut deficits to the ESFA...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
SEND

Government SEND savings plan will barely dent council deficits

'It can't solve financial concerns. And in practice, it'll just heap more risk downwards'

Freddie Whittaker
Chaminda Jayanetti