You may have seen this (Outlandish built) website School Cuts as it’s been highlighted across the press in recent weeks. These articles were published 8th November 2023:

The Guardian:

Thousands of English schools in grip of funding crisis plan redundancies

The Guardian:

School cuts website shows parents the impact of Tory policy on their children

Schools Week:

School cuts campaign is back as unions warn of £2bn shortfall

Association of School and College Leaders:

School Cuts website relaunched amidst deepening funding crisis

School Cuts current landing page

Outlandish initially developed the concept for the site and began to collaborate with The National Education Union to plot the effect of school cuts according to postcode. This means visitors of the website can enter their postcode to discover the school funding cuts in their area. We’ve been doing some updates for NEU which include updating the data provided by the NEU, upgrading the tech to make sure that it’s scalable and reliable, and updating copy including the methodology so that the site can be scrutinised. 

If you’d like to learn more about this project from idea through to inception and impact, the campaign secured £1.3Bn in additional funding across the UK, you can read our project write up here.

We really enjoy our continued work and tool iterations with NEU as we have a strong preference when it comes to sustaining our relationships and increasing impact with work we believe makes the world a better place. 

Thanks to NEU and Small Axe, our sister co-op who run the organising of the campaign.

Featured image credit to Alexander Grey.