SCHOOLS in Warrington will face different futures depending on which party wins the election, according to the National Education Union (NEU).

The union is part of the School Cuts Coalition, which has worked out what the different party manifestos mean for school funding.

The group has relaunched its website to show what the manifestos of the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats mean for individual schools in Warrington.

An online, interactive map shows not just the current impact of funding cuts, but how this will be affected in the future.

Research found that, in 2020, on average, schools in Warrington could see cuts of £173 per pupil compared with 2015 under the Conservative manifesto.

No cuts would be made under the Liberal Democrats and there could be gains of £187 per pupil compared with 2015 under Labour.

According to the data, Bridgewater High School in Warrington South would see an increase of £14 per pupil under the Conservatives but an increase of £177 per pupil under the Labour manifesto. 

Meanwhile, Latchford St James CE Primary School would lose £254 under the Conservatives but under Labour would gain £163 per pupil. 

The pattern continues in North Warrington with Beamont Collegiate Academy seeing a cut of £436 per pupil under the Conservative manifesto but could gain £163 under Labour. 

Oakwood Avenue Primary would also see an increase of £163 under Labour but could lose £372 per pupil under the Conservatives.

Shaun Everett, national education union branch secretary, said more than 83 per cent of Warrington schools would be lower funded in than in 2015 if the Conservatives win the election but all would receive significantly more money if Labour wins.

He added: "The information is clear for every parent, teacher, head teacher and member of school staff.

"On our website, they can immediately see how the funding for their school depends on who forms the next Government.

"We don’t tell people who to vote for.

"But, we would ask them to do their homework before they vote and we do ask them to vote for education."

Research also uncovered that 4,899 Warrington pupils are in classes of more than 30 students.

It concluded that schools in Warrington would have been £6.9M better off this year if cuts had not been made.

How the manifesto pledges affect all Warrington schools can be found at