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Launched by governors from north east Essex's Funding for Schools campaign and backed by the Daily Gazette, head teachers and their staff, it calls upon Education Secretary Damian Hinds to commit to more cash in the autumn spending review.

Schools in our area each need at least 15 per cent more funding to replenish depleted budgets and make further improvements to educational standards.

These include upgrading outdated buildings, replacing equipment and avoiding having to make any more staff redundant.

That’s the equivalent of £218,00 per school, with some needing as much as £500,000.

The north east Essex Funding for Schools campaign seeks to restore standards so our schoolchildren can learn in a comfortable environment with the support they need.

See how individual schools have been financially hit at