Schools to lose funding thanks to UC criteria

Ceren Sagir - 16 January 2019

SCHOOL budgets will drop by tens of thousands of pounds due to eligibility changes for free school meals under universal credit (UC), a headteacher has warned.

Tania Beard of St Martin’s CofE Primary in Cranbrook, Devon told the Commons education committee on Tuesday that with more children missing out on free lunches, schools could also see a fall in pupil premium funding received for each disadvantaged student – as much as £1,320 per child.... See more

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