Schools

Government promise to end 15-year school cash squeeze ‘won’t be met’

The IFS think tank says per-pupil funding will actually be 3 per cent lower in real terms by 2024-25

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Councils offer school support staff pay rise worth almost £2,000 each

It leaves schools facing another unfunded cost increase that will further stretch budgets

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

School per-pupil funding to rise by only 1.9 per cent next year

Government confirms rise which falls well short of the current rate of inflation

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Half of schools will miss out on rebuilds – as only 61 more handed cash

More than 1,100 schools applied for Boris Johnson's school rebuilding programme, but numbers are capped at 500

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Government withholds SEND bailouts as councils told to fill £269m hole

Some DfE bailout payments were delayed as councils failed to hit agreed targets, while all councils are being told...

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

Six in 10 councils face DfE intervention to cut SEND deficits

All councils also face new guidance on making spending on pupils with special educational needs and disabilities 'sustainable'

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
School funding

Infant free school meals funding rate to rise by just 7p

Nadhim Zahawi says increase is 'because we know more can be done in the face of rising costs"'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
School funding

‘Fair funding’ promised by 2027, and 8 more school cash changes

Another DfE consultation on the national funding formula outlines raft of new proposals

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker