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OPTED-OUT SCHOOLS FACE LOSSES OF UP TO£200,000 UNDER NEW RULES

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Local Schools Information yesterday released figures showing that 630 of 693 opted-out shcools are receiving double...
Local Schools Information yesterday released figures showing that 630 of 693 opted-out shcools are receiving double funding of up to £230,000 for services, reports The Independent (p11).

The independent body funding mainly by local authorities says when new funding rules are phased in from next April, these schools will lose the money they have gained.

The report says local authorities are being overcharged £26m, with Essex, Kent and Hertfordshire losing than £2m each.

And the government's attempt to bring in grant-maintained schools in Scotland was dealt a new blow yesterday when parents of Paisley Grammar School in Strathclyde voted 986 to 2487 against opting out of local authority control. Eight of the 14 Scottish schools which have responded said opposed the move.
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