Special schools get cash boost

28th July 2000 at 01:00
LARGE special schools will get even more money than expected from the Government's three-year spending plans. The Chancellor, Gordon Brown, announced last week that special schools will get pound;18,000 a year from 200102 to 20034 under grants for all schools to rise standards. Now Education Secretary David Blunkett has said that special schools with more than 100 pupils - including non-maintained special schools - will get pound;25,000. Around 300 schools are affected. Special schools received pound;15,000 this year.

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