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Poorest-funded schools facing '£1.9m gap'

Schools in the worst-funded areas of England each receive the equivalent in funding of 40 teachers less than those in the best-funded ones, a teaching union has claimed.

Analysis by the Association of School and College Leaders suggests the poorest-funded schools will receive £1.9m less than the best-funded in the next year.

The Department for Education said it had increased budgets for the 69 least fairly-funded areas for 2015-16.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 16 Mar 2015
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