THE head teacher of a Bournemouth school has written to parents asking for help as it faces a “funding crisis”.

Laura Bennett, at Bearwood Primary and Nursery, said the school has been forced to reduce IT, cancel trips and limit playtime resources.

A reduction in income has also meant senior staff are having to “put a pinny on” and support at lunch times.

However, the school is not alone. Over the past 12 months other schools have also spoken out over the realities of school funding cuts.