School funding

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Primary schools in London ‘may need to merge or close’ as intakes dwindle
Report by London Councils says falling birthrate, Brexit and Covid-era flight from cities causing sharp fall in pupil numbers

Richard Adams Education editor

12, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Teachers’ pay cut by £6,600 since 2010, says Institute for Fiscal Studies
IFS says pay erosion helps explain why traditionally moderate teaching unions are considering strike action

Richard Adams Education editor

12, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Exhausted, broken, at risk of heart attacks’: UK headteachers quit as cuts push them to the edge
With a strike ballot looming, school leaders say erosion of services for children and families has made their jobs untenable

Anna Fazackerley

31, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Schools in England face ‘significant squeeze’ on budgets, IFS report finds
Annual survey reveals further education and sixth form colleges could experience particular hardship

Richard Adams Education editor

12, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Education secretary’s empty boast on school funding | Letters
Letters: Gill Vincent, Shaun Soper and Mike Lee on Gillian Keegan saying that the Tories are doing their best for teachers and schools

01, Dec, 2022 @6:28 PM

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Gillian Keegan says teachers don’t need to threaten strikes
Education secretary says she looks forward to ‘de-escalation’ as unions in England ballot over industrial action

Richard Adams Education editor

25, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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The Guardian view on the pandemic’s educational impact: make good learning losses | Editorial
Editorial: Increasing numbers of primary-age pupils are missing targets. Nurseries as well as schools need resources to catch up

Editorial

24, Nov, 2022 @6:55 PM

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Jeremy Hunt announces £2.3bn per year boost for state schools
Extra money meets previous pledge to restore funding for pupils up to age of 16 back to 2020 levels

Richard Adams Education editor

18, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Art, drama and languages to become ‘preserve of private schools’ as state sector cuts bite
Subjects that attract fewer pupils at GCSE and A-level are in danger of being axed from English state schools

Anna Fazackerley

12, Nov, 2022 @3:23 PM

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Teachers reveal scale of pupils’ hunger as 100,000 frozen out of free school meals
Exclusive: Call for FSM income cap to be raised as children in England come to school with mouldy bread or even nothing

Sally Weale, Richard Adams and Patrick Butler

10, Nov, 2022 @7:02 PM

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Hungry children miss out on free meals – and struggling schools cannot help
Families from ‘working poor’ omitted from scheme, and costs crisis leaves schools powerless to subsidise them

Richard Adams Education editor

10, Nov, 2022 @5:00 PM

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‘The benefit is massive’: the school offering free meals to all students
Urswick school in Hackney says pupils are thriving under its policy, while another school offers evening meals to families

Sally Weale and Richard Adams

10, Nov, 2022 @5:00 PM

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