Our schools need more money

Our schools are at crisis point. Funding has slumped in real terms by 8% since 2010 and the worst hit schools could lose up to 15% of their funding by 2022.

UNISON is campaigning to ensure that all schools are properly funded and to stop cuts in your local schools.

What’s happened at my school?

Find out how cuts have affected your local school on the School Cuts website.

If you’re a parent

Talk to your head teacher, governors, MP or local councillors – or just one of them! Let them know how underfunding has affected your school and that you want the cuts reversed.

If you work in a school

Talk to your colleagues, your union rep and your management team about the cuts.


Contact your MP and tell them of the cuts you know about so they can raise it as a concern in parliament. Let your local councillors know that our schools need more money, not more cuts (most are elected on a small vote so they care what you think!).

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Join 250,000 other people who work in schools in UNISON – the union for school support staff in the UK. The more members who speak out, the stronger your voice will be in your school.




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