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Special needs schools suffer £1m funding cut

Move follows government decision to integrate cash for special schools into the mainstream school funding grant

By Jeevan Vasagar, education editor

More than 20 schools for children with special needs have suffered a £1m cut in government funding, which will lead to cutbacks in provision, affecting services such as translating books into braille and helping children with disruptive behaviour.

The cut affects private special schools that received money for programmes involving children at state schools.

The schools affected have suffered individual cuts ranging from £45,000 to £145,000. They include the West of England school and college in Exeter, which caters for pupils with visual impairment, and St Vincent’s school in Liverpool, a specialist school for children with sensory impairment.

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