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PUPILS RISE, FUNDS FALL

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Pupil numbers are increasing at a greater rate than education funding, according to a survey of education authoriti...
Pupil numbers are increasing at a greater rate than education funding, according to a survey of education authorities carried out by CIPFA.

Analysis of funding in England and Wales shows budgeted spending on pupils - £383 per child for 1995-96 - is down in real terms on the last financial year. Total budgeted spending stands at £19.8 billion.

CIPFA also found a deterioration in the pupil-teacher ratio in secondary schools, from 16.2 pupils per qualified teacher in 1994-95 to 16.4 in 1995-96.

For primary schools the figure increased from 22.7 to 23 pupils per teacher.
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