More than 5,000 of the nation’s most hard-pressed schools could be denied any extra cash for the next ten years.
That means heads will either have to fire teachers, drop courses or cut school hours, and some grammars are warning parents might have to pay to make up shortfalls.
Education Secretary Justine Greening is introducing a new funding formula billed as providing a safety net to stop the poorest schools going under.
But the National Union of Teachers says these safeguards are not all they seem.
It says 5,333 schools, a fifth of the nation’s total, will