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Cap means vulnerable pupils will ‘miss out’ on extra £124m

Limit on additional ‘high needs’ cash for pupils with SEND is necessary to ensure the new funding formula is ‘affordable’, the DfE insists

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Pupils with complex special educational needs and disabilities are to miss out on £124 million in extra money, because of the way government is introducing funding reforms, TES can reveal.

The “high needs” cash for pupils with SEND would have been distributed to schools across 52 local authorities as part of the money they were due under a new government national funding formula. It would have meant double-digit increases for 15 areas, a TES analysis shows. All but one of these local authorities has higher than average deprivation levels, and six are among the 20 most deprived areas in the ...

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