School spending on pupils cut by 8%, says IFS

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The amount of per pupil spending in England's schools has fallen by 8% since 2010, says an analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

The study says rising pupil numbers - and cuts to local authorities and sixth form funding - have seen a real-term reduction in school spending.

Heads say it disproves government "rhetoric" about record funding levels.

The Department for Education has promised an extra £1.3bn will be re-allocated to schools.

School leaders have been protesting that cash shortages have forced them to cut staff and to…

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