Per-pupil funding to fall by £147 in real-terms, unions forecast

Per-pupil funding will be lower in real-terms in 2023/24 for 90% of schools when compared to the current academic year.
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The forecast has been made after the education union led School Cuts website updated its projections based on mainstream funding streams and analysis of the cost pressures facing schools, including record levels of inflation.

The new projections show that per-pupil funding is to fall in real-terms by an average of £147 between now and next September.

The website, first created in 2016 in anticipation of the 2017 General Election, has been relaunched ahead of chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s comprehensive autumn budget statement due on November 17.

The site is run by the National Education Union (NEU) and is backed by the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), and Parentkind.

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