It’s simple really.
We expect our schools to be properly funded so they can deliver the education our children deserve.


But after nearly 10 years of underfunding, our schools are at crisis point.

Thanks to the actions and voices of parents, headteachers, school staff, governors and councillors, we have been able to secure an extra £2.2bn of funding for schools.
Unfortunately this is nowhere near enough to plug the funding deficit. These dribs and drabs from the Government are a drop in the ocean compared to the £5.4 bn that schools have lost out on since 2015.

You can find full details of how the methodology behind these figures has stood up to unprecedented public scrutiny over 2 years here.


In order to adequately and fairly fund schools, any Government funding announcement must pass our six funding tests:

  • Reverse school cuts suffered since 2015
  • Guarantee new money from the Treasury
  • Fund all ages and all needs, including SEND
  • Provide for a five-year funding plan
  • Address historic underfunding
  • Fully implement and fund pay rises


Until the Government agrees that education is too crucial to compromise on, it’s up to all of us to keep school cuts front and centre – at every dinner table, in each PTA meeting, in MP offices up and down the country.


Learn more about our methodology.