MORE than 40 schools in Halton will face funding cuts in the next year, according to a Runcorn MP.

A new interactive website allows teachers and parents to check the size of real terms funding cuts impacting their local school.

People are invited to search for their children’s school on the School Cuts site – – created by the major teaching unions.

Startling data revealed a loss of funding for each individual school, how much that works out per pupil and for the wider education authority in which it sits.

Labour MP Mike Amesbury expressed shock for the outcome of funding cuts that will take affect in the coming year.

The model predicts 41 of 46 schools in the Weaver Vale constituency will face funding cuts next year.

That equates to a per pupil funding cut of £194 and a total loss of £2,777,715 in spending power across all schools on his patch.

He said: “The last thing schools in Weaver Vale need are more cuts. They desperately need more funding.

“Running costs are soaring, buildings are deteriorating and in desperate need of repair, and many are struggling to meet the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities.

“Staff are leaving in high numbers, there are chronic shortages in specialist subjects like maths and science and the Government is consistently missing its own targets for new teachers.”

Mr Amesbury, a former manager of a careers service for young people, added: “Labour’s priority will be to put education at the heart of national life again - driving high and rising standards in our classrooms, supporting children to achieve and thrive.

“We would start by recruiting 6,500 more teachers and put mental health counsellors in every secondary school, paid for by ending private schools’ tax breaks.”

The group School Cuts is run by trade unions NAHT, ASCL, NASUWT and NEU. Its website has been launched ahead of the Government’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday, November 22.

The site reveals 92 per cent of mainstream schools in England face real terms cuts from April, 2024. Figures are based on a model where staff receive a similar pay uplift in 2024/25 to that received in 2023/24.