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Annual London Education Report 2017

Date published: 
21 February 2017

London continues to celebrate success in education, thanks to the hard work of students, teachers, head-teachers and support staff. But there's still work to be done to make sure that:

  • early years education is more affordable and accessible to all parents
  • the growing number of children living in the city can be guaranteed a school place
  • young people leave school with essential qualifications, giving them more job opportunities (especially in science and technology)
  • students from all backgrounds can access education-employment opportunities
  • we can recruit and retain more teachers, particularly in leadership positions

The Mayor’s Annual Education Report sets out what strategies and programmes are needed for London to achieve these things and become a world-class education system.

Areas of interest

You can also view any Chapter on strategic areas you'd like to explore further.

  • Summary
  • Chapter 1: Ensuring young Londoners get the best start in life
  • Chapter 2: London pupils to continue to achieve significantly better than the national average at all key stages
  • Chapter 3: Every pupil to have the opportunity for continuous improvement, especially the most vulnerable young Londoners
  • Chapter 4: Preparing Londoners for life and work in a world city
  • Chapter 5: Excellent teaching and leadership, building capacity in London’s education system
  • Chapter 6: Providing a good school place for every child