One in four maintained secondaries in the red

TES is reporting that the government’s school funding plans will fail to close the gap between struggling schools and those with healthy bank balances, warns think tank.

More than a quarter of local authority-funded secondary schools ended 2018-19 in deficit, an analysis shows.

The Reform think tank, which carried out the research, said the “drastic variation” in school finances meant the government’s plans to fund all secondary school pupils at a minimum level of £4,800 to £5,000 would not target money at the schools most in need.

Yorkshire & the Humber and the South West have the highest proportion of secondary schools in deficit, totalling 38 per cent in both. The East Midlands has the lowest.

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