A comprehensive report led by UK 2040 Options, in collaboration with Nesta and The Education Policy Institute, sheds light on critical insights into education in England
CREDIT: This is an edited version of an article that originally appeared on Education Policy Institute
Over 75 education experts contributed their data, analyses, and perspectives to this report, outlining 11 key facts about the education system that the upcoming government must address to enhance outcomes.
- International comparisons: England demonstrates commendable performance against global benchmarks.
- Early disadvantage gap: Approximately 40% of the disadvantage gap at age 16 is noticeable by age 5.
- Impact of early years education: Quality early years education enhances outcomes, but costs can represent a quarter of the average family’s income.
- Geographic attainment inequalities: Existing regional attainment disparities will evolve into future variations in earnings and quality of life.
- Changing demographics: Despite an overall population increase, the number of children in the UK is projected to…