Sixth forms set to suffer, but spending on schools is safe

first_img Show Comments ▼ SIXTH forms and further education colleges face stark cuts, though schools have been granted a real term budget rise, the coalition confirmed yesterday. The education maintenance grant, introduced by Labour to encourage 16 to 19 year olds to remain in education, will be scrapped to save £500m. Chancellor George Osborne said it would be replaced with targeted support for the less well-off, and that schools will receive a 0.1 per cent increase in spending in real terms throughout the five-year parliament. The Department of Education must find savings worth three per cent of its overall budget. The Association of Colleges said the news was “not as dire as we expected” but noted that further education colleges have already made savings and now face another 25 per cent budget cut. Andy Burnham, shadow education secretary, said protection of the schools budget was a “complete con” as spending per student will fall as the number of young people increases. Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap whatsapp whatsapp SIXTH forms and further education colleges face stark cuts, though schools have been granted a real term budget rise, the coalition confirmed yesterday. The education maintenance grant, introduced by Labour to encourage 16 to 19 year olds to remain in education, will be scrapped to save £500m. Chancellor George Osborne said it would be replaced with targeted support for the less well-off, and that schools will receive a 0.1 per cent increase in spending in real terms throughout the five-year parliament. The Department of Education must find savings worth three per cent of its overall budget. The Association of Colleges said the news was “not as dire as we expected” but noted that further education colleges have already made savings and now face another 25 per cent budget cut. Andy Burnham, shadow education secretary, said protection of the schools budget was a “complete con” as spending per student will fall as the number of young people increases. whatsapp KCS-content KCS-content Share Sixth forms set to suffer, but spending on schools is safe whatsapp Sixth forms set to suffer, but spending on schools is safe Tags: NULL,Wednesday 20 October 2010 8:05 pm Share Wednesday 20 October 2010 8:05 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more