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Special needs children costing Rutland county dear

More funds are likely to be taken from the Rutland schools budget this year to pay for the specialist education of high needs pupils and the local education authority says it cautious of the Government’s recent promise of more funding.

Rutland County Council is predicting it will overspend its high needs budget by £711,000 this financial year to educate the growing number of children being taught in the county with specialist needs.

This means the high needs block will overspend by almost 20 per cent on its £3,825m 19/20 budget.

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