Pupils and headteachers across the ITV Meridian region say they are at crisis point due to underfunding.
Carpets are being held together with sticky tape, classrooms are damp and leaking and many schools are having to fundraise for basic equipment.
- Watch the full report by Sangeeta Bhabra:
Interviewees: Phillip Potter, Headteacher & Catriona Lane, Deputy Headteacher & Charlene Robertson, Learning Mentor & Joe Etienne, Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Unit & Sharon Kettlewell, Business Manager, Oak Grove College
The footage below shows the state of one school in the Meridian region:
The Government says every local authority has been given more money for every pupil in every school.
But those on the frontline say the Government funding is just not enough.
- Hear direct from pupils at Carden Primary in Brighton:
It follows a march in London by hundreds of headteachers in September 2018 over what they are calling "unsustainable" budget shortfalls.
Interviewees: Catriona Lane, Deputy Headteacher & Mark Anstiss, Headteacher
To highlight the issue further we gained special access to Carden Primary in Brighton, where they kept lessons running out of hours to help us to understand the issue.
Watch our full coverage of Spotlight on School Funding below.