A survey by two teaching unions claim parents are asked to pay for school materials
One in six of the members polled said their school had asked parents for money to help with funding.
Most said a sum was not specified but 14 people said their school asked for more than £20 a month.
The survey questioned 1,177 members of the National Union of Teachers and Association of Teachers and Lecturers working in England’s state schools.
More than 14 people said their school asked for more than £20 a month
Around three-quarters said their school’s budget was cut this year compared to last year and half said parents were asked to pay for items, like tickets for school plays.
Cash was also raised from renting out parts of the school.
The survey polled 1,177 union members working in England's state schools
A primary school teacher in Essex said: “I had to cancel gymnastics lessons due to our school hall being leased out for educational conferences in the day.”
Parents may struggle to provide the resources schools can no longer afford
Dr Mary Bousted
The poll was published ahead of the unions’ annual conferences today.
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ATL general secretary Dr Mary Bousted said: “Unless the Government finds more money for schools and fast, today’s school children will have severely limited choices at school and children from poorer families will be further disadvantaged as parents may struggle to provide the resources schools can no longer afford.”
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The Department for Education said school funding was at its highest level at £41billion in 2017-18, to rise to £42billion by 2019-20.
A spokeswoman said: “We recognise schools are facing cost pressures, which is why we provide support to help them use their funding in cost effective ways.”
Schools must make clear parents are not obliged to make contributions, she added.