Performance tables

Theresa May’s speech on university tuition fee reform omitted one salient fact : it was the Coalition government which raised fees to up to £9k from... Read more
This is the title of a publication by ‘More than a score’. More than a score is a broad coalition established by the largest teachers’ union the NUT... Read more
Local authority maintained schools are among the best in the country when judged by Progress 8. I’ve said so before . But let's be honest: this... Read more
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published what is probably the most comprehensive study yet on ‘The Attainment Gap’ , which has been the... Read more
The proportion of pupils entering at least five EBacc subjects has gone down since 2016, from 39.7% in 2016 to 38.2% in 2017, Department for... Read more
Selective schools, Theresa May believes, are the best way to lift disadvantaged high-achieving pupils out of poverty. Those who oppose selection... Read more
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This post is prompted by an article in today's 'i' newspaper that includes a table of EU and EFTA countries in order of the percentage of secondary... Read more
It should be straightforward to find inspection reports. Type in a school’s name on Ofsted’s search page and the school’s record appears. But if the... Read more
Disappeared: the headteachers sacked and gagged by academy trusts School leaders who don’t show rapid improvement in results are being ruthlessly... Read more
Two schools maintained by local authorities were ranked in the top ten English schools based on their Progress 8 (P8) scores, the New Schools Network... Read more
20% of free schools which entered pupils for GCSE in 2017 were below the Department for Education (DfE) floor standard of -0.5 for Progress 8 (P8)... Read more
Education Secretary Justine Greening wants a skills revolution . But schools minister Nick Gibb loathes skills . He won’t even let civil servants use... Read more
St Olave’s and St Saviour’s Grammar School, a Voluntary Aided selective school in Orpington, has refused to allow about 16 of its Y12 pupils to enter... Read more
In the run-up to elections, it’s difficult to sift facts from spin. The National Foundation for Educational Research and FullFact have come to voters... Read more
Nearly nine in ten of schools in England are good or better according to latest Ofsted data*. Secondary schools are more likely to be Outstanding (23... Read more
This Guardian article reports research arguing for the existence of a class-based conspiracy to prevent the children of poor families getting into... Read more
Five years ago, after the first DfE release of school-by-school data, we wrote about the fact that the data showed that academies did no better than... Read more
Cuckoo Hall, Enfield, was one of former Education Secretary Michael Gove’s favourite primary schools. The headteacher, Patricia Sowter, was one of... Read more