Skint schools in crisis over £2.5bn Tory cuts as true scale of blitz on budgets is revealed

The Mirror is reporting that cash-strapped schools are set to lose £2.5billion in a new funding crisis.

Data released by the Labour Party shows the full extent of the Government’s moves to slash education funding nationwide.

Worst-hit region is the North West, where more than £415million will go from 2015 to 2020.

That equates to 2,134 teachers or 20,763,914 text books.

The South East loses almost £350million, while £331million will go in the West Midlands.

Labour’s research also shows all secondary schools in England face cuts except for 163 grammars, which got a £200million Autumn Statement boost.

In a broadside aimed at Education Secretary Justine Greening, Labour’s Shadow Education Minister Angela Rayner said: “This is yet more damning evidence this Government is only looking out for a privileged few.

“Budgets are falling, class sizes are soaring, teachers are leaving in droves and the Tories are breaking their promise to increase funding for every pupil.

“Head teachers are in despair while the Government is in denial. Ministers have to act now if education isn’t going to plunge further into crisis.”

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