On Tuesday 24 October, the National Education Union and our partners will hold a major public rally and lobby of Parliament.
In terms of how the money is shared out, it is clear the funding system shouldn’t be reformed to give more money to some schools by taking money away from others. Fairer school funding can only be achieved by putting more money into the system – so schools that need more money can receive it while other schools’ funding is protected.
At the same time as cuts to school funding, the effects of previous funding decisions taken since 2010 continue to be felt across England and Wales. Reductions to capital funding means an increasing backlog of repairs and renovations; inadequate early years funding denies nursery schools the money they need to survive; and FE and sixth form colleges have been hit even harder than schools by the past seven years of cuts.
We are calling on the Chancellor to invest in education and children and young people when he delivers his Budget statement to Parliament this autumn. We want:
- Additional funding to reverse all funding cuts to date the resources to implement a fair funding formula, and to ensure no school loses out in real terms over the next five years.
- To keep education funding a high priority, we’ll be debating school cuts at our fringe meetings and on our stand at TUC Congress and at party conferences.
If you want to be a part of our lobby on Tuesday 24 October, please visit https://neu.org.uk/funding and fill in the form We will then email you with further details.