Union identifies 17 areas set for school funding rises

Thirteen of the 17 constituencies set for school funding increases between 2015 and 2020 are Conservative seats, according to union analysis

John Roberts

A new league table shows how school funding changes have affected each constituency in the country

New league tables have been published that rank constituency on changes to real-terms school funding over a five-year period.

The figures published by the NEU teaching union show that 83 per cent of constituencies will receive less per-pupil funding in real terms in 2020 than they did in 2015.

The NEU said that only 17 constituencies would see school funding increases, and funding levels at one constituency would stay static.

This means just 18 out of 533 parliamentary constituencies do not face real-terms funding cuts compared with five years earlier, according to the NEU.

Full story: Union says school funding figures will send shockwaves around the country

Revealed: The areas worst hit by school funding changes

The union also says there is a political imbalance, as 13 of the 17 constituencies with increases are Conservative seats, while 77 of the 100 areas with the biggest falls in real-terms funding are in Labour areas.

According to the analysis, York Outer will have the biggest increase out of the 533 constituencies, with a £138 increase in per-pupil funding in real terms.

Constituencies with real-terms funding increases between 2015 and 2020, according to the NEU:

Revealed: The 17 areas which will see real term funding increases have been published by the NEU.

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John Roberts

John Roberts

John Roberts is North of England reporter for Tes

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