NAHT members are reporting that preparing budgets for 2015/16 has been extremely challenging, and some schools have struggled to balance their budget, ended up with deficit budgets or with proposals to make significant cuts. In advance of the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review at the end of the year, NAHT ran a survey to gather information on school budgets.
The 2015 Breaking Point survey ran for one month, between 9 September and 10 October, and received 1,143 responses. The survey was sent to members in England and Wales, although only 27 responses (2.4%) were received from members in Wales which is not a large enough sample to analyse separately. Anecdotal evidence suggests that Welsh schools are facing similar budget constraints to schools in England.
First published 24 July 2020