A report reveals that schools in northern England receive less funding per pupil compared to those in London, leading to ongoing inequalities in funding over the past 10 years. On average, pupils in London receive 9.7% more funding than those in the North. This disparity has resulted in higher school absences and worse educational performance for children in the North. The report calls for an overhaul of the current school funding formula to address these regional inequalities. The Department for Education claims that overall funding per pupil will be at its highest ever level by 2024-25.