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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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•  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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