Funding shake-up risks cuts in most schools, say unions

Government plans designed to address "unfair" and "inconsistent" funding in England's education system risk cuts in most schools, say teachers' unions.

 

Even schools in some of the worst funded areas, which the new National Funding Formula aims to help, will lose out, according to one union's analysis.

 

A separate set of calculations suggest 98% of schools face "a real terms funding cut for every pupil".

 

The government said it wanted to end a "postcode lottery" in school funding.

 

The Association of School and College Leaders, which represents secondary heads, examined official figures on the national funding formula proposals.

 

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