25 Sep 2017
Following the announcement on school funding by Justine Greening last week, the picture remains bleak. 88% of schools are still facing real-terms budget cuts per pupil between 2015/16 and 2019/20.
As a result of the campaign by parents, trade unions, teachers, heads and support staff to ensure our schools are properly funded, the Government has found £1.3bn over the next two years from other parts of the Department for Education’s budget. This, while important, is nowhere near enough to reverse the £2.8bn in cuts that schools have suffered since 2015.