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Standards: Secondary Education

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

15. To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he plans to take to raise academic standards in secondary schools. (292206)

Secondary school standards have risen substantially since 1997, thanks to excellent leadership and teaching; support from the National Strategies; better use of pupil data; and the ambitious targets schools and local authorities have set for their pupils.

We published our school improvement strategy in the White Paper, ‘Your Child, Your School, Our Future’ on 30 June to build upon the improvements already made and deliver a world class education system.