EXCLUSIVE: London boroughs face £94m funding gap for SEN pupils

By Sam Clayden | 01 September 2017

London boroughs are facing a ‘growing crisis’ as funding shortfalls meet increases in the numbers of pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN), finance experts have warned.

Chair of the London Financial Advisory Committee Gerald Almeroth has written to the education secretary to explain that spending on high needs services significantly outweighed the amounts allocated through the high needs block in 23 of 28 boroughs, amounting to a £94m funding gap.

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