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Colleges ‘owed millions’ for high-needs students

‘Battle’ for funding forces providers to absorb costs of additional support for students

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The Children and Families Act 2013 was set out to reform provision for children and young people, bringing together all education services to ensure they had access to the opportunities most appropriate to them.

On the ground, however, the switch to the new system has been fraught with difficulties. Last month, Tes reported hundreds of students hoping to attend specialist further education colleges from September were yet to learn whether they will receive the necessary funding from their local authority.

Now it has emerged that general FE colleges, too, are facing difficulties. Collectively ...

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