“Theresa May’s school faces shutting early on Fridays in ‘enormous’ budget strain”

“Theresa’s May former secondary school faces closing early on Friday afternoons due to “enormous” budget pressure, it has been revealed.

Wheatley Park School near Oxford is proposing to remove an hour-long period at the end of its Friday timetable.

The academy in Holton, which teaches 1,040 students, said the move would cut costs by reducing staffing requirements.

A letter sent to parents said: “School budgets are under enormous pressure and our own is no exception.

“The school currently has some reserves but will quickly tip into deficit unless we can find further ways to reduce costs significantly.

“Reducing the school week by one period would mean fewer lessons would need to be taught overall, which in turn would mean fewer teachers would be needed to staff the school.” …