Schools have lost millions of pounds due to cuts in funding, new research has found.

A study by the National Education Union revealed that 93 per cent of schools across Hertfordshire saw cuts to their funding since 2015, totalling a loss £107.8 million.

And nearly every school in Watford had a reduction in funding, with Westfield Academy one of the most affected schools in the area.

It lost £1.1 million since 2015, with Watford Boys Grammar School seeing a loss of £834,686.

Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Watford Cllr Ian Stotesbury said that for many schools in Watford, their funding levels are at “crisis point”.

Cllr Stotesbury continued: “Schools have faced year on year cuts since 2015 and despite promises of an increase in funding for schools from the government, Watford schools are currently being faced with awful choices as to whether to cut support staff or not buy important supplies.

“Liberal Democrats demand better for our children’s futures. We need an emergency cash injection this year to reverse school cuts, so that teachers have the resources they need to help their pupils succeed in life.”

According to campaign group School Cuts, 91 per cent of schools across the UK have suffered from Government cuts to per pupil funding since 2015.

But the Department for Education say the Government had announced its biggest funding boost in a decade by investing £14 billion into schools by 2022-23, including a £2.6 billion increase for 2020-21.

MP Richard Harrington said he fully supported the £14 billion investment, saying it would see schools in the community get an increase to their funding.

He continued: “We’re lucky to have some of the best schools in the country in Watford and it’s important that our hard-working teachers are properly supported so that they can continue to provide excellent, first-class education.

“I will continue to do all I can as Watford’s MP to make sure that schools in our community are supported.”

Mr Harrington added he will be hosting a group of teachers in Parliament in a couple of weeks to meet with ministers to discuss funding further.

A spokesperson from the Department for Education added: “All secondary schools will receive a minimum of at least £5,000 per pupil next year while all primary schools will get a minimum of at least £4,000 from 2021-22 – with the biggest increases going to the schools that need it most.

“The IFS has said that this investment will restore schools’ funding to previous levels in real terms per pupil by 2022-23.”