Almost all schools to lose funding under formula change

posted on 17 January 2017, updated on 17 January 2017

According to analysis published by six education unions (ATL, GMB, NAHT, NUT, Unison and Unite), every parliamentary constituency in England faces a loss in funding per pupil by 2019.

The biggest loss forecast is for Bermondsey and Old Southwark in London, where per pupil funding is predicted to fall by £1,051. An average loss of £339 per primary pupil and £477 per secondary pupil is predicted.

Details of forecasts for individual schools are published on

The figures assume that inflation for schools will amount to 8.7% over the lifetime of this parliament, as estimated by the National Audit Office in its Financial Sustainability of Schools report, published in December.

Mary Bousted, ATL general secretary, said:

It is incredibly difficult to produce a formula that funds all schools in England fairly, but unless the government puts more money into the overall budget all schools will struggle to make ends meet.

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