Private schools cut spending

Published on Monday, 14 November 2011 09:31
Posted by Scott Buckler

Almost half of private schools are cutting spending and many are raising fees as the economic downturn continues, a poll suggests.The survey of private school teachers also suggests many face pay freezes

 

Nearly half (46.1%) of the 1,483 staff questioned by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers expected reduced spending in their schools this year.Just under one in four (23.2%) were not expecting cuts, while almost a third (30.7%) did not know.

At the same time, more than a quarter of teachers questioned said their schools had increased fees by 2% or more, with one in 10 (9.8%) saying they had risen by more than 4%.Almost two-thirds (62.5%) said they were not expecting their school to make redundancies this year. But more than a third (35.9%) said they did not get a cost of living pay rise in 2011.

Source: BBC News

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