A new report from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NEFR) focuses on the affect recent changes to school funding has had on school spending in England. The full report can be accessed here.
The key findings include:
the “observed benefits of higher spending are typically greater” for disadvantaged pupils
the NFF could “significantly reduce” the difference in funding between schools with similar characteristics if fully implemented
pupils living in the least deprived areas will experience the highest relative gains in funding as a result of the NFF
Schools are expected to face ongoing significant cost increases, especially in regard to staffing