Schools urgently need more funding

Unless the Government allocates more money, schools will lose £3 billion a year in real terms by 2020.

Under the Government’s new funding formula we estimate that 98% of schools could lose out. These cuts will hurt us all. They will result, among many other things, in:

  • increased class sizes
  • loss of school staff
  • cuts to extra-curricular activities and resources.

The NUT and the ATL are calling on the Government to take immediate action to inject much needed money into an already beleaguered system and protect our children’s education.

Schoolcuts.org.uk

Visit the website developed by ATL and the NUT to start an informed debate about school funding.

Schoolcuts.org.uk

Visit the website developed by ATL and the NUT to start an informed debate about school funding.

Parliamentary support

MPs from across the political spectrum have pledged to contact headteachers in their constituencies to find out how more funding cuts will affect their schools, following a joint union event.

Parliamentary support

MPs from across the political spectrum have pledged to contact headteachers in their constituencies to find out how more funding cuts will affect their schools, following a joint union event.

School funding cuts don't add up

Here’s a simple maths problem. Answer it as completely as you can, showing your workings.

School funding cuts don't add up

Here’s a simple maths problem. Answer it as completely as you can, showing your workings.

Our media releases on funding

ATL comment on PAC report on capital funding for schools

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “The PAC report is a devastating critique of the Government's failure to provide sufficient school places for a rapidly growing pupil population.

Schools having to prioritise cost-cutting over quality of children’s education - finds ATL/NUT survey

Funding pressures are already biting in schools in England, affecting the quality of children’s education, and parents are being asked to make up the shortfall according to a joint survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and National Union of Teachers (NUT).

ATL comment on Public Accounts Committee report on financial sustainability of schools

Commenting on the report on the financial sustainability of schools by the Public Accounts Committee, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: