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Schools 'struggle to balance budget'

Schools could soon be facing severe financial hardship which could affect standards because of cuts to their budgets, head teachers warn.

A typical secondary school in Wales will be driven into deficits of more than £1m, the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) said.

The Welsh government has sought to protect school budgets.

It has increased education spending by 1% above the block grant that Wales receives from the UK government.

Last week, Education Minister Huw Lewis told a conference of head teachers that the education budget had seen a cut of 10%.

Education correspondent Arwyn Jones reports.

  • 08 Dec 2014
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