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Most disadvantaged children to receive highest funding cuts.

Most disadvantaged children to receive highest funding cuts.

Schools in England with the highest numbers of disadvantaged children will be hit hardest by government plans to change funding, say campaigners.

Schools where over 40% of pupils are eligible for free meals will lose most, say National Union of Teachers and Child Poverty Action Group researchers.

Ministers should rethink the national funding formula, which is due to begin in 2018-19, they say.

The government says the proposals will end a "postcode lottery" in funding. 

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