Calls for more cash for local Sixth Forms

The Principle of Franklin College has spoken out about the difficult financial situation faced by many local colleges.

Trevor Wray was speaking after a survey of colleges found half have dropped courses in languages, 2/3's have cut support services and most are teaching larger class sizes.

He says sixth forms are facing stark choices, as funding is squeezed.

He's among sixth form heads calling for fairer funding, as the amount spent on education for 16 to 18 year olds is about 20% lower than funding for younger students.

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