UK's most deprived state schools could face further cuts thanks to new government funding formula

State schools in England are to face spending cuts of up to 7 per cent per pupil, a new in-depth report into government funding reforms has revealed, with children from the most deprived areas of the country likely to miss out.


Proposals for a new single national funding formula (NFF), to be introduced for all schools starting from September next year, have been praised by industry experts as a “long-overdue” and “welcome reform” to school spending.


Its goal is to ensure similar schools in different parts of the country receive a similar level of funding per pupil, but experts from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) have warned the NFF – the largest school spending reform in more than 25 years – is unlikely to be rolled out across all schools until at least 2024.


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