F40’s primary and consistent aim is to influence a change in the way the government allocates education funding to local authorities and schools.
Tinkering with the formula, and the introduction of of the Pupil Premium, has failed to resolve the problems and in fact has increased the disparity and the gap between the 'haves' and 'have nots'.
We had hoped that recent School Funding Reform consultations would have led to the introduction of a fairer, simpler and more transparent funding allocation system, but so far, it has not. In March 2012 the government announced that it accepted f40's argument that the system was inherently flawed, but it added that it would not provide a solution in this Parliamentary period. That means that the worst funded schools and pupils must put up with a continuing unfair position until at least 2015, but probably beyond that date. Read more under 'School Funding Reform consultation 2011' below.
Maintaining the pressure on government
f40's Briefing Paper was updated in September 2012 and circulated to Ministers, the DfE, Members of Parliament representing f40 authorities, Lead Members in f40 authorities and trade unions representing school interests. The aim was to ensure that f40's case is kept high on the agenda. Click here to read the latest Briefing Paper.
For more detailed information about f40's activities please read the minutes of recent Executive Committee meetings and check out the "Campaign Resources" else where on this website.
Click the links below to access more detailed information about our specific current activities: