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'Thinking unthinkable' over school finance

Head teachers have warned that cuts to their budgets could mean that schools in Wales face severe financial hardship in the near future.

The Association of School and College Leaders said a typical secondary school in Wales could be driven into deficits of more than £1m by 2017 which could have an effect on standards and impact on staffing numbers.

David Reynolds, professor of educational effectiveness at the University of Southampton and an adviser to the Welsh government, said it might be the time for ruthless decision-making.

This could involve cutting small schools to save money without hitting education standards.

  • 08 Dec 2014
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