Boris Johnson’s pledge to fund schools properly when he was running to become PM has fallen short by over a billion pounds.
Hard-up schools where parents had to put their hands in their pockets for essentials like text books, stationery and even toilet paper were counting on him to deliver much-needed cash.
Schools could get up to £2.8billion in additional funding in the Spending Review this week.
But a previous analysis by the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies found £3.8billion would be needed to reverse cuts to schools since 2009.
That still leaves schools £1billion worse off than before the Tories came into office.
“This doesn’t even come close to meeting the PM’s promise to reverse Tory education cuts which did so much damage to schools, colleges, and children’s centres.”
Labour’s analysis of data published by the Institute found funding for Sure Start has been cut by £1.2billion since 2009-10.
In further education, the adult skills budget was almost halved. losing £1.9billion.
Further education for 16 to 18-year-olds has been cut by £600million, and sixth forms by £300million.
It means that since the Tory-Lib Dem coalition government in 2010, the education system has faced total cuts of £7.8billion, with latest Tory plans reversing less than half of them.
Ms Rayner added: “With the Chancellor only committing to a one-year spending round, schools are being told to wait years for desperately needed funding.
“The truth is that the Government’s figures would prove an absolute fantasy after the damage done by a disastrous no-deal Brexit .
“Only a Labour government will give our education system the investment needed – from early years to schools and colleges to universities.”