FactCheck: the truth about education cuts
The Conservatives say they are protecting the schools budget. Critics say there will a real-terms cut under the Tories. FactCheck checks the arithmetic.
Factcheck: just how additional is that additional money for schools?
The Lib Dems insist they are giving poorer children a better start with cash from the “pupil premium” – but is this really extra money?
FactCheck: does the pupil premium make the grade?
Lib Dem Schools Minister David Laws says we are spending billions ‘more’ on poorer schoolchildren. But does the party’s flagship ‘pupil premium’ just plug other holes in the schools budget?
Michael Gove admits Pupil Premium recycle
Education Secretary Michael Gove admits the some of the funding for the Pupil Premium will come from elsewhere in the education budget, as FactCheck previously found out.
Spending Review: the price of the Pupil Premium
Have the Lib Dems, once again, been forced to water down one of their most cherished policies – the pupil premium? FactCheck finds out.
Does the pupil premium add up?
The coaltition government proposes a pupil premium for disadvantaged pupils – but an independent report suggests it will have little impact on its own.