The Government is to cut school funding per pupil for the first time since the mid 1990s, a new analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has determined. 
The respected think-tank calculated that real-terms terms spending on school pupils would drop by 6.5 per cent over the course of this parliament, with further education funding also set for significant decreases.
The IFS said schools funding at been well protected for the last two decades but that further education had already been squeezed.
“Over the next few years, both further education and schools are due to experience cuts. For schools, this comes on the back of very significant increases over the last few decades,” one of the report’s authors, IFS associate director Luke Sibieta said.
“For FE, this comes on the back of tight funding settlements for decades that will leave spending per student the same in 2020 as it was in 1990. The lack …