Cash reserves held by schools in Wales have dropped by 28% since last year which “should ring alarm bells”, a teaching union has warned.
A new report showed schools have total reserves of £46m, equivalent to £102 per pupil – down from £64m in 2016.
The National Association of Head Teachers Cymru said schools are using reserves to “plug” funding shortfalls.
The Welsh Government said it has ‘challenged’ councils to ensure schools are making good use of their funding.
Last year, Education Secretary Kirsty Williams said she was “shocked” by how high some schools’ financial reserves were….
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