The National Audit Office report Financial sustainability of schools” (December 2016) identifies the following rising costs for schools:

The DfE itself estimates that mainstream schools will have to find savings of £3.0 billion.

As a result, the NAO says that funding per-pupil will have fallen by 8% in real terms by 2020.

The House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts’ report “Training new teachers” (May 2016) paints a picture of the inept Department for Education.

It says that:

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