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To: Minister for Education & The Chancellor
Campaign against school cuts
Stop School Funding Cuts - All Our Children Deserve a Great Education
Why is this important?
The Institute for Fiscal Studies has shown that new spending proposals will still mean real-terms cuts to per pupil funding of 4.6 per cent between 2015 and 2020.
This means that with the best will in the world, the new National Funding Formula is unable to deliver a fair, equitable and transparent funding system that both protects per pupil funding for all schools while provided significant uplift for those schools in historically under-funded areas. We are calling on the Secretary of State for Education and the Chancellor of the Exchequer to: • Immediately reverse cuts to school budgets that have taken place since 2015 • Protect per pupil funding in real terms over the lifetime of this parliament • Provide the additional funding needed to implement a school funding formula that increases funding for schools in comparatively poorly funded areas of England without cutting funding per pupil for schools in any other part of the country, so that no school loses out.