Is schools spending going to be at record levels?
Schools spending is not rising by record levels once you account for inflation and pupil numbers.
Is £14 billion being spent on education?
By 2022/23 the government aims to spend £4.3 billion more on education, once you account for inflation, than in 2019/20.
BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck
Question Time on 1 November came from Clacton-on-Sea. Topics covered included income tax changes, austerity, early elections, policing priorities, and the impact on Brexit of the investigation into Arron Banks.
Government school spending figures: correct but misleading
The government picked out a number of figures on education spending which, while correct, mask the fact that schools spending has been falling in real terms in England.
Are grammar schools facing a crisis of funding?
English grammar schools received around £700 less state funding per pupil than other state schools in 2016/17.
Sure Start, school building and tuition fees: the Conservative and Coalition record
A Labour MP identified a number of policies enacted by the Coalition and Conservative governments on BBC Question Time. We take a look at each of these policies, and their impact, in further detail.
Spending on schools in England
Real-terms per pupil funding for schools stayed at roughly the same level from 2010/11 to 2015/16, and fell after that. Since 2017/18 it has flattened out.
Do free school meals improve how well children do in school?
Evidence on how universal free school meals affect attainment is mixed. Research has found they appear to improve attainment in primary school, but it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly why.
Free school meals and educational performance
A pilot programme rolling out free school meals for all primary school pupils in certain areas had promising results, although researchers say it’s not conclusive.
Experts agree school funding is falling per-pupil
The Institute for Fiscal Studies, National Audit Office, Education Policy Institute and Public Accounts Committee all agree that real per-pupil spending in schools will be reduced in the next few years.