Following previous analysis by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) which calculated that schools with the poorest pupils in Salford will be the hardest hit under new Tory Government National Funding Formula (see previous Salford Star article – click here), the union has now updated its data to further show that almost every school in Salford will be hit hard by cuts.
The figures, based on Government predictions adjusted for the impact of inflation and cost increases, shows that Salford schools will be £11,105,976 worse off by 2019/20 than they were in 2015/16.
The worst hit school will be Salford City Academy which will see £1,425 lost per pupil, or a total of almost three quarter of a million pounds. Primrose Hill Primary School is set to lose £846 per pupil, or over £280,000, and Riverview Community Primary is set to lose £759 per pupil, or over £340,000.
Meanwhile, nine out of 90 schools in the city face cuts of £455,721 after 2020. These relate to a complicated Government funding formula that sees a 'floor', in which no school should be worse off than 3% per pupil...
Schools on the floor "will receive flat cash settlements for years to come" states the NUT "Some schools will get no more funding until 2025 or even later."
In Salford, nine schools are below the floor and require additional funds, but the NUT explains that "These schools will receive further cuts through flat cash settlements after 2020".
Amongst the worse schools affected are St Philip's CofE Primary School which is 24% below the floor, Dukesgate Academy, which is 6% below the floor, and The Cathedral School St Peter and St John RC Primary School, which is 4% below the floor.
"The Government are breaking their promise to protect school budgets" says Salford NUT Secretary Judith Elderkin "Parents in Salford should be deeply concerned by these damaging cuts that hit almost every school. The Government must act now to protect schools."
To see how every school will be affected see the NUT interactive web map – click here