Martin George & Charlotte Santry

Your guide to the three main parties’ plans for schools in England

What do the manifestos of the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats reveal about their education strategies?

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Conservatives

•  Lift the ban on new grammar schools.

•  Ban councils from creating any new places in schools rated “inadequate” or “requires improvement”.

•  Ensure at least 100 leading independent schools will become involved in sponsoring academies or founding free schools.

•  Review the school admissions system, but rule out a “mandatory lottery-based school admissions policy”.

•  Improve schools’ accountability at key stage 3.

•  Expect 75 per cent of pupils to be entered for the EBacc by 2022, rising to 90 per cent in 2025.

•  Ensure all children have access to “an academic ...

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