Soaring cost of teaching migrant children: £3 BILLION bill ‘another reason to quit EU’

It is one of a series of potentially explosive reports and legislation Leave campaigners say is being held back for fear of encouraging the British people to vote to end membership of the EU. 

Government figures revealed that nearly 700,000 school-aged children – one in 15 pupils in state schools – had a parent who was a citizen of another EU country. 

Analysis based on per-pupil funding of around £4,500 a year suggest the cost of educating such children, if they all attended state schools, was more than £3.2billion last year, up from £1.8billion in 2007. 

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