Fund-raising for essentials

12th January 1996 at 00:00
A survey of 53 primary and secondary heads in the Gordon constituency of Malcolm Bruce, the Liberal Democrat MP, has found that 58 per cent rely on fund-raising by parents and the school board for essential equipment and books and 89 per cent for financing extracurricular activities.

Almost all the heads believe the squeeze on the budgets of the new councils will hit staffing levels and force up class sizes. Half say insufficient money is being spent on school buildings.

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