Vision and strategy

Making London a world leader in education

Young person

Education is one of the most important elements for the future success of London and a strong education system is vital to delivering jobs and growth, which is the main priority of the Mayor’s second term.

Delivering the Mayor’s Education Inquiry recommendations (2013)

All London children deserve a rigorous and academic grounding, which will ensure they have the skills, knowledge and creativity to succeed in life whatever path they take - whether it is continued academic study or vocational training and employment.

The Mayor established his Education Inquiry in December 2011 to explore the critical challenges facing London’s primary and secondary schools. At the end of its nine month life and following extensive consultation with stakeholders, the Inquiry Panel published its final report - "Going for Gold: Turning Achievement into Excellence in London Schools" - in October 2012.

The Mayor welcomed the challenges set out in this Report and accepted all its 12 recommendations.

Read the Education and Training pages for more information.

A renewed agenda for children and young people (2010)

"Young Londoners - successful futures", the Mayor’s renewed agenda for children and young people set out the Mayor’s plans in 2010 to invest in young Londoners and the future of our city.

Its aims included listening to children and young people's views, tackling child poverty and helping families, making sure that more young people are in education, training or employment, supporting children in care and dealing with youth crime.