‘Significant financial impact’ of high school’s expansion
The local high school, which this year landed nearly £3m to improve and extend facilities, has predicted a cash crisis as its funding lags behind pupil numbers.
In its annual report, Alsager Multi Academy Trust said the expansion of Alsager School would have “a significant financial impact”.
This is due to the school suffering from lagged funding through a five year expansion period, as children from new developments start to move to the high school. Pupil numbers are expected to increase by 130.
The annual report said lagged funding over the years 2019-20 to 2023-24 for these pupils was likely to be in the region of £450,000.
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