Schools face first funding cut in 20 years, think tank warns

chools are facing the first real-terms cuts to their funding since the mid-1990s, a leading think tank has said.


Spending per pupil is set to fall by 6.5 percent by 2019/20, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), although it added that school funding has been well protected over the last two decades.


Instead it is sixth-formers who are facing a continuing squeeze on budgets, with spending per further education (FE) student falling by 6.7 percent between 2010/11 2015/16 and a further drop of 6.5 percent expected over the next few years.


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