School governors point to 'diabolical' budget squeeze

Some pupils face a limited curriculum, warn governors.


School governors have pointed to a "catastrophic" squeeze on budgets, as the government prepares to introduce a new funding formula for schools.


A snapshot survey of 4,000 governors by the BBC sheds light on the existing funding pressure in England's schools.


National Governors Association head Emma Knights does however back the principle of the new funding formula.


Ministers say schools are funded at record levels and that the budgets rethink will end inconsistencies.


But the dramatic impact on already stretched budgets - even before the funding formula kicks in - has left ministers under pressure from Conservative backbenchers and head teachers in all areas of England.


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