After years of belt-tightening, school leaders and teachers have been lobbying for investment in the nation’s schools, and it now seems that politicians are responding.
Hundreds of schools will see their budgets boosted by more than 10% next year, while many others will get the minimum increase.
The East Midlands and the South West are among the biggest winners out of a government boost to school funding.
A major pledge to boost school coffers will reverse recent budget cuts, but leave schools where they were 13 years ago, according to a respected economic think tank.
TEN projects which aim to give youngsters greater control over their future are to share in more than £450,000 of lottery funding.