• The 6 key points from EPI's 'Secondary School Choice in England' report

    The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has published new analysis looking at how parents choose which secondary schools to send their children to in England. Each child can list up to six secondary schools they want to apply to, which parents rank in order of preference. These are submitted to the local authority who then allocate

    0.01 Sep. 13th, 2018 | News

  • David Laws and Natalie Perera, Executive chairman and Executive director, Education Policy Institute

    I’m at the new Education Policy Institute offices at 9am on a sweltering Monday to meet its executive chairman, the former Liberal Democrat schools minister David Laws, and Natalie Perera, an ex-civil servant turned executive director. I’m envisioning some kind of breakfast banter over croissants, a la Richard and Judy, or maybe more Fern and

    9.00 Jun. 26th, 2018 | Features

  • Disadvantaged pupils' maths attainment sees England fall behind

    England needs to double the number of disadvantaged pupils who achieve the top GCSE grades in maths to catch up with the best-performing countries around the world, according to new Education Policy Institute (EPI) research. Just one in 10 disadvantaged pupils in England achieve a grade 7, 8 or 9 in GCSE maths, while nearly twice

    0.01 Apr. 19th, 2018 | News

  • Access to the best secondary schools 'hasn't improved since 2010'

    Access to high-performing secondary schools has not improved since 2010, and has become more geographically unequal, according to a report by the Education Policy Institute. The think-tank compared the availability of places in “high-performing secondary schools” – those with good value-added scores over a four-year period. It found that around a fifth of local authority

    0.01 Dec. 21st, 2017 | News

  • EPI report: National Funding Formula shifts cash away from poorest schools, and 5 other findings

    The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has today published the first comprehensive review of the consequences of the government’s national funding formula. The report reveals difficult truths for ministers, including concerns that cash will not reach the poorest pupils, as pressure grows from disgruntled Conservative MPs to scrap the funding overhaul. Schools Week has the key

    0.01 Mar. 17th, 2017 | News

  • 5 Key Facts: Teacher Workload In The UK vs Other Countries

    A new report published by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) today has analysed teacher workload and professional development in secondary schools. The data, first gathered for the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) in 2013, included responses from 2,500 teachers across 150 schools in England and those of more than 100,000 teachers across 36 countries and jurisdictions.

    0.01 Oct. 10th, 2016 | News

  • Teacher workload won't reduce unless class sizes are increased, new report claims

    Teachers will struggle to reduce their workload unless schools increase their class sizes, a new analysis has claimed. A report by the Education Policy Institute (EPI), published today, found it was “unlikely” teachers can cut down on workload unless classes are expanded so they have more time to prepare for fewer lessons. Staff in countries

    0.01 Oct. 10th, 2016 | News