Academy funding falling for secondary pupils

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Academies in England received less last year per pupil in secondary schools than four years earlier, according to official figures.

The median income per secondary pupil in academies for 2015-16 was £5,714, down from £6,340 in 2011-12, not taking into account inflation.

Head teachers have been campaigning about funding shortages.

But last week Education Secretary Justine Greening promised to reallocate £1.3bn more for school budgets.

The figures from the Department for Education show a £280m shortfall between total income and…

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