LGA responds to latest school spending stats

"To make sure every school is adequately funded, the Government should provide greater certainty over future funding by introducing three-year budgets, and ensure that the overall level is sufficient for all schools."


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Responding to planned expenditure on schools and education by local authorities in England, 2018/19, published by the Department for Education today, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said:

“Schools will see a real terms cut in funding between 2015 and 2019, and councils share concerns over the possible impact this will have on the quality of education children receive.

“To make sure every school is adequately funded, the Government should provide greater certainty over future funding by introducing three-year budgets, and ensure that the overall level is sufficient for all schools.

“It should also allow councils to be able to work with schools to set budgets that reflect local need.”

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Latest planned expenditure stats