Wirral faces £9m drop in education funding

Tuesday January 3rd, 2012

Wirral local authority faces a drop of £9m in education funding as the number of pupils enrolled at local schools dwindles.

The amount of funding which could be lost is the equivalent of two secondary school budgets, which is typically around £5m with £5k budgeted for each pupil.

Current estimates anticipate that there will be over 4000 fewer secondary school pupils in 2018 than there were in 2004.

Conservative Councillor Shelia Clarke, an ex-cabinet minister for education, said that in the long term Wirrral may end up with less schools.

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