Education Secretary’s assurance to the quality of education

New measures announced to continue raising standards in schools, which includes lifting the exemption on the outstanding school inspections and more support for struggling schools.

Outstanding schools will no longer be exempt from routine Ofsted inspection so parents can be confident that their children’s schools are delivering the best they can.

Alongside this, more funding will be made available to help top-performing academies across the country to expand to support other schools and help them deliver the best possible education.

The announcement comes days after the Prime Minister delivered the biggest ever cash funding boost of £14 billion over three years for education and set out the government’s ambition to close the opportunity gap and ensure every child, regardless of where they come from, has access to a great education. The funding package for 5-16 schools includes £2.6 billion for 2020/21, £4.8 billion for the year 21/22, and £7.1 billion for the year22/23 compared to 19/20. This will bring the school’s budget to £52.2bn in the year 22/23.

This comes as 61 new free schools open their doors for the new school year, providing more school places and building on the success of free schools across the country.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said:”Every parent wants to know their child is getting a great education and I will leave no stone unturned in my drive to deliver that. Education standards in this country have been transformed since 2010, and I am determined to make sure those schools that are leading the way are sharing their expertise and lifting others so every child, no matter where they are from has the best possible start in life.”