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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Join our weekend of action

Join our weekend of action

We are building towards a weekend of action on 21-22 April. We want to encourage hundreds and thousands of activities to bring home the message that the Government must act to protect schools and children’s and young people’s education. With actions big and small, we can together ignite a scandal about school cuts in every corner of the country. 

What you can do:


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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