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Welsh school colleagues cleaning to raise money.

Welsh school colleagues cleaning to raise money.

A group of head teachers has written to parents saying colleagues are cleaning halls and toilets at weekends so schools can be hired out to raise much-needed cash.

The email, sent on behalf of Penarth's headteachers, added some schools were considering closing early on Fridays.

It makes a plea to put pressure on politicians to boost school funding.

The Welsh Government said school funding was local authorities' responsibility.

It added that Vale of Glamorgan council spends the least per pupil in the whole of Wales.

The letter, entitled The Funding Crisis Deepens, was emailed to parents at schools in Penarth.

Written jointly by all "Penarth Cluster Heads", the letter said there was a £1m shortfall in funding for the coming year and redundancies were being considered.

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