Devon's schools' chief is urging the Government to speed up reforms that would see the county's children better funded.
James McInnes says every child in a Devon school is worth £270 less than they would be if the county was funded at the national average.
Pupils at a school in Somerset are benefiting from the results of a million pound building project at their school.
The investment at North Petherton Primary has enabled three new classrooms to be built to accommodate the rise in the number of pupils in the area. And a makeover of the outside space means there's more room for the children to play outside.
Head Teacher Gary Hobbs says the transformation has brought the school together.
Thousands of children in the West Country have broken up for the long summer holidays, with some saying a final good-bye to their primary classes.
It is not only the pupils facing changes but their schools as well, as our Education Correspondent Richard Payne found out:
The education watchdog Ofcom says primary schools in Cornwall are performing 5% higher than the national average.
74% of the county's primaries were rated as good or outstanding.
Only seven schools were judged as inadequate with the remaining 55 all judged as satisfactory..
At least five schools in the west country have begun legal action over changes to the GCSE marking system.
Many students who were predicted to get grade Cs in their English papers actually got Ds.
Penryn College and The Taunton Academy are among those challenging the exam regulators Ofqual and exam bodies. They want the papers to be marked in the same way as those taken earlier in the academic year.
The financial management of Exeter's largest school has been heavily criticised in a report.
The headteacher of West Exe College, earned £152,000 pounds a year, amost three times the average head's salary.
The pay scandal cost him his job - and that of his wife - she was the deputy head. An investigation has found evidence of excessive pay and a culture of secrecy.
Our Exeter correspondent Seth Conway reports.
Chair of Governors Peter Scott has spoken to The West Country Tonight after publication of the auditor's report into the failings at West Exe Technology College.
Mr Scott blew the whistle on the way the school was being governed that led to the resignation of the headteacher and his wife who was the deputy head.
"When we discovered what all the salaries were, clearly I was very concerned and we needed to take some action."
"The difficulty was the full governing body has a corporate responsibility for the school not always had a full picture as to what was going on."
Get more of the details on the investigation into the financial management at West Exe College by clicking here.
194 schools and colleges across the West Country have been told they've been awarded prestigious art mark awards.