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There has been a £300 drop in the money being spent per pupil in Wales over the last eight years, according to research, leaving each Welsh pupil £100 less well-off than their English counterparts.

Commenting, Shadow Education Secretary, Darren Millar AM, said:

“The latest figures from the IFS confirm what we have known for a long time – that education spending per pupil in Wales is woefully inadequate.

“For every £1 spent on pupils in England, the Welsh Labour-led Government receives £1.20 to spend on pupils here so there can be no excuses for the spending gap between England and Wales.

“Children deserve to have the very best start in life and only get one crack at their education so many parents will wonder why, in spite of having the cash, Welsh Ministers choose not to spend it on schools.

“We need an overhaul of education funding in Wales to address the postcode lottery in funding across the country and to ensure that more cash gets to the “chalk faceâ€� where it makes a real difference for our young people.â€�