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Third of state schools in deficit.

Third of state schools in deficit.

"We're trying to operate on a shoestring," says Tim Rawling, chair of governors of a South Gloucestershire primary school.

Staple Hill Primary School is expecting to go into budget deficit this year, with fears of cuts and job losses.

It will not be alone as there were more than 9,000 state schools in England in a similar position last year, according to figures revealed by ministers.

Schools minister Nick Gibb said schools would have "the resources they need".

The figures were revealed in an answer to a parliamentary question about school finances, against a background of warnings about budget cuts.

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