2 Nov 2022

Cost of living: schools struggle to keep children fed

A survey due out next week from a teaching union will reveal the impossible financial choices headteachers are facing.

With soaring inflation and possible spending cuts in the Government’s autumn statement, it could mean choosing between redundancies and support for vulnerable pupils.

We spent the day with the head of an academy in Leeds who is having to find more money in the budget just to keep her pupils fed.