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The average secondary school will see its budget for building work, repairs and computers slashed by £86,000 next year, new figures have revealed.

The House of Commons Library research says for primary schools in England the figure is £26,000.

These new figures undermine the Conservative-led Government claims to have found ‘more resources’ for our schools. 

Andy Burnham MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, said: 

"With an average reduction in capital investment of 28% across Government, why have schools been targeted for an 80% cut?

"We are looking at a return to the bad old days of the 1980s when children tried to learn in crumbling classrooms with equipment not up to the job."

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