School funding and Pupil Premium 2023

Think tank: The Sutton Trust

Author(s): Various Authors

April 26, 2023

This report from UK think tank the Sutton Trust is a survey of teachers across England examining how schools are spending their funding this year.

The cost-of-living crisis has had a significant impact on prices across the board, including many of the day to day running costs of schools. Our survey of 1,428 teachers, conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) as part of their Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey, takes a closer look at the financial pressures schools are facing this year and how they’re spending their funding during the cost of living crisis. It reveals a concerning picture for our schools, with essential staff and activities – including teaching assistants, school trips and IT equipment – being cut by school leaders at higher levels seen in our previous polling.