Radical reform plans for school funding

Funding for all state schools in England could soon be decided by Whitehall rules, officials have said.

The Department for Education is considering introducing a "national funding formula" to decide the allocation of school budgets.

Officials said this did not mean local authorities, currently responsible for allocating funds, would be sidelined.

The proposals will be in the forthcoming education White Paper, the Financial Times reports.

Tom Symonds reports.