1. ITV Report

Rural schools in Wales to receive £2.5 million

'All children must have the same opportunities wherever they live' says Wales' Education Secretary Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Two and a half million pounds will be made available to help rural schools in Wales under new government plans.

The funds will be set up to help schools work together and maximise the use of their buildings as recent figures show that nearly a hundred rural schools have closed in the last decade.

There will also be less of an emphasis on reducing surplus places and more of a requirement for local authorities to make a strong case before closing a school.

Wales' Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams, says "All children must have access to the best possible education and the same opportunities as other children in Wales, wherever they live."

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