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Spending in schools.

Spending in schools.

The amount spent on schools is a source of frequent controversy. So, where does all the money for educating the country's children go?

School spending is watched closely - as Chancellor Philip Hammond recently discovered when his announcement of £400m for teachers to spend on "little extras" was met with anger. 

It is a fact that the amount spent on education is much higher than it was 20 years ago. But that's not the full picture in a country which has seen a population boom coincide with a squeeze on public finances.

Spending per pupil is actually lower than it was in 2010 in today's prices - as is the case across the UK. All in, the education of young people in England who turned 21 in 2015 cost an average of about £73,000 - more for those who went to university.

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