Jon Andrews and Rebecca Johnes: ‘Increasing the number of faith schools could also increase social segregation and lower social mobility’
In a recent green paper, Schools that work for everyone, the government set out a series of proposals to increase the number of good school places available in England. Among these is a proposal to remove the 50 per cent cap on faith-based admissions for oversubscribed faith free schools, arguing that this measure has not in […]
Analysis by the Education Policy Institute’s Rebecca Johnes examines the current barriers to entry to grammar schools for disadvantaged pupils; whether it is possible to design tests that are ‘tutor-proof’, and the impact of employing quotas or lower pass marks for FSM (free school meal) pupils. The current under-representation of children from disadvantaged backgrounds at grammar schools […]
The Government’s green paper, Schools that work for everyone, proposes removing the restriction on faith schools which currently limits faith based admissions to 50 per cent. This proposal is based on the premise that the majority of faith schools are high-performing, have good Ofsted ratings, and support increased social mobility.
The Government has launched a 12-week public consultation, Schools that Work for Everyone, setting out its intention to allow selective schools to expand, for new ones to be set up and for non-selective schools to become selective. The Education Policy Institute has published new, rigorous data analysis and evidence to inform this important debate. This is […]
We have today released our first Annual Report into the state of English education. The report charts progress towards a series of world-class benchmarks in Early Years, Primary and Secondary education. You can download the full report here: Education in England: Annual Report 2016 Key findings Attainment is improving, but over 60 per cent of secondary […]
In March 2016, the Education Policy Institute will publish its first Annual Report, which will consider the progress of pupils in England against ‘world-class’ standards. This booklet, produced in partnership with Education DataLab, sets out proposals for what those world-class standards should look like and the progress we think pupils and schools should make over the […]
Yesterday’s release of the Key Stage 2 assessment data for 2015 provides cause for cautious optimism but by no means complacency. The continued improvement in overall pupil attainment at primary school, and the narrowing of the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers at age 11, both paint a positive picture. Yet there is […]