center_img The IFS study examines education spending for different age groups – from early years to universities – over a number of years.It shows that the biggest spending increases over the last 20 years have been on schoolchildren in England, with £4,900 currently spent on each primary school pupil £6,300 spent per secondary student. In both cases this is around double, in real terms, the amount spent in the mid-1990s.But the report shows that school spending is now falling, and will drop by 6.5% over the course of this Parliament.”This will be the first time schools have seen real-terms cuts in spending per pupil since the mid-1990s”, it says.The IFS also says that protections for school budgets over the last parliament mean that spending per pupil will still be similar to 2010 levels,It also notes that the introduction of the national funding formula, which will redistribute money to schools in a way that ministers say will be fairer, is the “largest shake-up in school funding in England for at least 25 years”.last_img

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