The National Education Union’s school cuts campaign has made funding a significant national issue. The Government has cut £2.8bn from England’s schools. Your campaigning won back £1.3bn but schools are still £2bn a year worse off than they were two years ago. 17,942 schools are having their funding cut.

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School Cuts spring events

School Cuts events are taking place up and down the country ahead of the elections on 3 May. If you're holding an activity, let us know by filling in this form. Visit – and tell your friends and family. #schoolcuts

Our National Weekend of Action was a huge success with thousands turning out to campaign against school cuts. Find out what happened.


Reps toolkit

If you're an NEU rep, a toolkit addressed to you has been sent to your school. We've also sent toolkits out to every school in England without a rep where there are NEU members. If you haven't received one, please let us know using this form.

Use our printed toolkit to raise awareness about the school cuts campaign and to persuade the Government to inject much-needed money into schools and protect our children’s education. Together we can make a difference.

Download all school cuts resources - how to organise meetings, model letters, posters and action toolkit here.

NEU survey on school cuts

A survey, conducted in March 2018, asked a sample of NEU members in local authority schools and academies to report on the impact of funding cuts to their schools, as already experienced and expected.

Almost all NEU members responding to this survey - 94% in all, a marginally higher figure than last year - said that they were pessimistic about their school’s budget prospects over the next three years. Over three-quarters (81%) of respondents said that their school had already experienced a budget cut for 2016-17, an increase of 5% on last year. Only 3% could say that their school’s budget had stayed the same or increased - in almost all cases due to rising pupil numbers.

Download the survey report.

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