Schools will be forced to slash their budgets despite government pledges that spending on education would be untouched, according to headteachers' leaders. In a survey of nearly 500 school leaders, more than half (55 per cent) said that making cutbacks would be a major priority in the forthcoming academic year. This rose to more than two-thirds (71 per cent) among secondary headteachers. The report by law firm Browne Jacobson was commissioned by the Association of School and College Leaders, which claimed that the cuts would result in larger class sizes and narrower subject options. See all the results.
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