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A Failure to Invest: The State of School Funding in 2021

The findings from this report clearly demonstrate the need for a significant and sustained increase in school funding to ensure that the needs of all pupils are met, and to renew England’s decrepit school estate.

Support for pupils who have special needs is beyond crisis in England and sucking money from budgets for all children, according to this report by the National Association of Head Teachers. The research shows there has been an effective 13-year real-terms freeze in school funding, representing an unprecedented period of, at best, flat investment.

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