Tory councils warn on school funding

Schools have complained about running out of cash.


More than a dozen Conservative councils have written to Prime Minister Theresa May to warn of their "alarm" at inadequate school funding in England.


They are part of a cross-party group of councils with low levels of funding.


They had hoped to benefit from changes to the funding formula but now say the funding gap will remain unresolved.


The Department for Education (DfE), which is carrying out a consultation on the changes, says schools are already receiving record levels of funding.


But the joint letter - from representatives of councils including Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Devon, Hampshire, Leicestershire, West Sussex and Wiltshire - says: "We are struggling to understand where more cuts can be made in the lowest funded authorities."


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