Rutland sixth form head says the sector needs more cash

The head of the Harington School says he isn't surprised by new research which shows sixth forms are facing cutbacks.

Its because of a lack of funding as class sizes and demand grows but money from the government remains at a flat rate.

John Harrison was speaking after the survey found half of colleges have dropped courses, 2 thirds have cut support services and most are teaching larger class sizes

Its as post-16 education gets about 20% less funding compared to schooling for 11 to 16 year olds.

And John says the government's current focus on technical education isn't helping.

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