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1 in 8 LA-maintained schools now in deficit as primaries’ financial health worsens

One in eight local authority-maintained schools were in deficit in the last financial year, up from less than one...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Alternative provision in crisis: deficits, closed sites and restructures

A leading alternative provision setting is being forced to close a specialist site due to a creaking high-needs funding...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Real-terms boost from extra school funding wiped out by Covid

Per-pupil funding actually fell in real terms this year after changes to prices as a result of the Covid-19...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Deprived schools will struggle to meet Covid costs, finds NFER report

One in four schools may not be able to meet Covid-related costs despite increased funding from government, and deprived...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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DfE pledges staff absence funding to keep schools open, but only after reserves are raided

The government has said it will help cover the costs of staff absences to keep schools open this term,...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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£30k starting salary pledge remains, and 5 other things we learned from the spending review

The chancellor Rishi Sunak has launched his spending review, which sets out how public services will be funded in...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Schools miss out as £2.2m cut from overhauled support scheme

The government has cut funding promised to schools for improvement support after the scheme was repurposed to help leaders...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Schools wait for £50m in Covid costs

The government is yet to pay out a third of the cash requested to deal with the costs associated...

James Carr
James Carr
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School budgets ‘on a knife edge’ due to soaring supply staff costs

Schools are “on a knife edge” as the mounting costs of supply staff parachuted in to replace isolating teachers...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips