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League Tables

Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will assess the value of league tables for GCSE and A level results. [106651]

Performance tables provide an accessible source of information on the performance of schools. They form part of the accountability framework for schools and colleges. They help focus the debate on standards through the provision of hard information on achievements, thus strengthening the accountability of schools, colleges and LEAs.Parents and the wider community have a right to see the information published in the tables and challenge their schools accordingly.