School funding reforms could harm education

UNISON comment on decision to scrap current system of school funding, announced in the Chancellor’s spending review

Commenting on plans to scrap the current system of school funding announced today (Wednesday) by the Chancellor, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “We believe in a fair funding formula, but our concern is vital cash could now be taken away from schools in deprived areas.

“It is inner city schools which need extra support, not those in the leafy shires. There is a risk too that children and their education will suffer if these reforms are rushed through.”