Responding to reports that parents are being asked to pay for staff wages and books by schools, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran said:
"These stories are becoming all to common.
"Schools are having to beg and borrow from their communities to make ends meet. But some schools especially in poorer areas don’t have a parent body who can afford to help plug the gaps.
"This is the raw reality of this Government’s failure to engage on the school funding issues. It’s time we funded our schools properly."