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No 10 admits schools face 'budgeting challenges'

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Shedman, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter


    Schools face “budgeting challenges”, Number 10 has admitted, amid a cabinet row over when to give them billions of extra pounds.

    Theresa May wants to inject up to £9 billion per year over three years into education, totalling £27 billion, including plans to build new schools and pay teachers higher wages.

    A Downing Street source said: "It is a fact though that school funding in England is at its highest ever level - rising from almost £41 billion in 2017-18 to £43.5 billion by 2019-20.

    "But while there's more money going into our schools than ever before, we know they face budgeting challenges.”

    The admission is a marked change from the government’s previous simple assertion of record school funding when countering claims about damaging budget cuts.

    Will we now be seeing the DFE apologise for rubbishing everyone who complained about school funding levels?
  2. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    I won't be holding my breath
  3. doteachershavesuperpowers

    doteachershavesuperpowers Occasional commenter

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