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The detail of school funding included private school fees.

The detail of school funding included private school fees.

The figures quoted by education ministers defending their record on state school spending also included the money spent by parents on private school fees.

This has been confirmed by the OECD think tank that compiles the international comparisons of spending figures.

Head teachers' leaders say the Department for Education is "disrespecting" schools and teachers by this "extraordinary" use of statistics.

The Department for Education accepts that the spending claim is not limited to public spending on schools - but it stands by its use of the figure as "accurate".

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