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Cuts still on the agenda for our local schools

Unless the Government allocates additional money, schools will continue to lose huge amounts in real terms cuts – on top of the £2.8bn cut schools have already suffered since 2015.

These cuts are impacting on almost every school in Calverley and Farsley, despite the Conservative manifesto promising no school would be worse off.

Ahead of the budget in November, 5,000 head teachers from 25 counties wrote to the Chancellor, saying “we are simply asking for the money that is being taken out of the system to be returned”.

Despite this, no extra core school funding was given in the budget.

Labour would reverse these cuts and more, giving schools an extra £4.8bn per year in core funding, as well as investing £8bn to ensure there are enough school places for all children in England.

To ensure access to education post-16, Labour will bring back the Education Maintenance Allowance for 16-18 year-olds and introduce free, lifelong education in colleges for adult learners looking to re-train or upskill.

You can find out more about how much your local school stands to lose at www.schoolcuts.org.uk.

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