Students at St Aidan
Students at St Aidan's Primary School 'floss for funding' as part of national campaign with local MP Catherine West

Parents and pupils at St Aidan’s Primary School in Haringey joined campaigners across the country to protest school funding cuts.

Jointly organised by the independent, parent-led Fair Funding for All Schools and Save Our Schools campaigns, students flossed to draw attention to the damaging impact of a reduction in spending on schools by the Conservative Government.

Campaigners in Haringey are alarmed that local schools will have seen a real terms spending cut of £10.6m from 2015 to 2020 – that is £346 less per pupil in Haringey schools.

Figures show that while there were 540 more pupils in state funded schools in Haringey between 2016 and 2017, there were 144 fewer teachers, 136 fewer teaching assistants and 24 fewer support and auxiliary staff.

Across the country, school funding cuts have led to increased class sizes, a narrower curriculum with fewer out of school activities and and less support for children with special education needs.

More information can be found at the School Cuts website.

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