The cuts being implemented by the Conservative Government put education at risk. Increased funding is desperately needed to safeguard our children’s education. We are asking the Government to change course and invest, not cut.

school funding


What the NUT wants:

  • School funding – Extra money in the system to support reform of the funding system – and more money for all schools to fund higher costs and the impact of inflation.
  • Post 16 funding – Restoration of cuts already made – and real support for sixth form colleges.
  • Send and early years funding – fair funding for these vital areas of education
  • Funding in Wales – an end to the funding gap.

National Funding Formula in England

The Government is pressing ahead with its National Funding Formula (NFF) for schools following a first stage consultation earlier this year, though the new arrangements will not come into place until April 2018 rather than April 2017 as the Government originally planned. With regard to the second stage consultation, read the NUT's full reaction to Justine Greening's funding statement.

School cuts website

The NUT ATL website has been fully updated and now shows the real terms funding cuts facing each school using the Government's own school budget figures published in December. Check your school's position - then share the information on social media, email your MP and sign the petition.

Enter your postcode above to see how cuts could affect your local school.


16–19 Funding

Following a cut of 14% in real terms under the Coalition Government, 16–19 education faces further real terms cuts of some 8% when inflation is taken into account. Schools with sixth forms and sixth form colleges will be hit again, having already seen major funding cuts between 2010 and 2015. Schools with sixth forms will face further pressure on their 16–19 funding at the same time as 11–16 funding is also being cut in real terms. Read more on sixth form college funding here.

Capital Funding and School Places

As the Government fails to respond adequately to the huge rise in pupil numbers, we face the worst crisis in school places – particularly primary places – in decades. You can read more here.

Funding in Wales

The underfunding of schools in Wales, with a huge funding gap per pupil compared to England, has been a major issue for a number of years. You can read more about funding in Wales here.

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