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.
Children with special educational needs are facing a “postcode lottery” of support, ministers have warned.
TEN projects which aim to give youngsters greater control over their future are to share in more than £450,000 of lottery funding.