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Schools in England have lost more than £2.8m after not enrolling thousands of sixth formers in English and maths classes.

Schools in England have lost more than £2.8m after not enrolling thousands of sixth formers in English and maths classes.

Schools in England have lost more than £2.8 million in funding this year after failing to enrol thousands of sixth formers in additional English and maths classes.

Analysis of funding allocation data by Schools Week’s sister paper FE Week shows the government reduced funding for 139 academies, 42 school sixth forms and 24 university technical colleges and studio schools this year because of a controversial condition of funding relating to retakes.

Since September 2014 it has been compulsory for pupils who did not achieve at least a grade C or 4 in English and maths to continue to study the subjects during their post-16 education.

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