‘Broken’ school funding system condemned by MPs

Deep problems with the “broken” school funding system need to be fixed with a multi-billion pound cash injection – going well beyond the forthcoming spending review, a report from MPs has said. Tes reports.

The damning report from the Commons Education Committee highlights the “astonishing disconnect” between the available money and the costs of delivering the system.

Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the NEU teaching union – which is calling for a £3 billion immediate increase followed by further rises – has said the report shows that schools “need more than promises”.

“Candidates have pledged extra money for education during their campaigns, but schools need more than promises on the side of a bus. Schools need real money for real children in real schools now.” 

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