The Sixth Form Colleges Association says the quality of education to its students will suffer as a result of yet more funding cuts and some colleges will be forced to close. Proposed finding cuts for 2016/17 will see the average sixth form college over £150,000 worse off. This has resulted in direct impact on students with colleges cutting programmes of study
As 16-19 specialists, Sixth Form Colleges cannot cross subsidise from more generous pre-16 funding streams (as many schools and academies do) and therefore suffer disproportionately from reductions to 16-19 funding.
The SFCA is calling on the Government to: