Speaking about the Education Minister's announcement on a review into the 'minimum cost' of school in Wales, David Evans, Wales secretary for the National Education Union Cymru said:

"Schools in Wales are facing serious financial pressures at a time when they need to be preparing for the new Curriculum. This Review will hopefully be able to highlight the true cost of education in Wales and will be a welcomed by our members."  

"Luke Sibieta is a welcome appointment to undertake this review into the cost of schooling. His work with the IFS showed us the level of spending on schooling in Wales - and confirmed our members' concerns at a time when austerity has had a real impact. We look forward to fully engaging in the Review."

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