17,723 schools have suffered Government cuts to per pupil funding since 2015. The NEU has led the way on fighting school cuts. We are campaigning to get the money education urgently needs.

A report from MPs of all political parties has described the “bleak funding picture” in schools and colleges and called for an immediate injection of cash and a 10-year plan. We’ve done the maths and schools and colleges need a £12.6bn increase over the next three years, with £3bn straight away to end the funding crisis. We need real money for real children in real schools now.

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School Funding Allocations

The Government continues to try to pull the wool over the public’s eyes about the reality of school funding. They have to triple count monies to get to their claim that there is £14bn more in schools.

School funding announcement

After years of campaigning by NEU members alongside school leader unions, cuts campaigners and others, the Government announced extra money for schools. This is a serious victory for all those who have campaigned so hard against school cuts. But while it’s a start, it’s not enough.

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    Empty promise Boris

    The prime minister’s funding announcement is not enough to reverse the cuts and fund our schools properly.

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    SEND crisis

    Up to 8,587 children and young people with SEND are currently classed as ‘awaiting provision’ for a school place, and have no access to any type of educational provision at all.

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    16-19 Funding

    Funding announcement for further education and sixth form colleges is nowhere near to closing the £1.1bn gap.

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  • Uniting for education

    Local councillors, head teachers, school staff, parents and union organisers unite to stop school cuts. A decent education for our children is not negotiable.

Get involved

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    Councillors Network

    The NEU Councillors Network is a partnership between local councillors of all parties and the National Education Union, to shape the future of education.

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    NEU Governors Network

    The NEU Governors Network is a partnership between the National Education Union and all governors and trustees. Help us shape the future of education.


Together for Education

We know we can win the funding schools urgently need.

Small and big actions alike are adding up to force the Government to take cuts to education funding seriously.

For parents like Emma, that activism starts at home.

Activism starts at home
Posted by School Cuts on Tuesday 25th June 2019


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