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NAHT responds to a new school funding report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies

Today the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) published a new report, which shows that school funding in 2024 will be 3% below 2010 levels in real terms.

NAHT general secretary Paul Whiteman called the projected funding decrease ‘scandalous’ and said it was children who will ultimately suffer. He said: “There is no doubt that the reality of the government’s current approach to education funding will lead to cuts to education, services and school staff next year."

Read Paul Whiteman's full response in our press release.

Fix School Funding is one of NAHT’s priority campaigns for 2022-23. After 15 years with no overall growth in school spending, the squeeze on school resources was already at crisis point. Our members are now having to deal with unprecedented extra pressures on their finances – including surging energy prices, increased national insurance costs and an unfunded pay award.  

Find out more about  and join  our campaign to fix school funding.

Download the IFS report.

First published 02 August 2022