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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th June 2018.

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Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education) 12:00 am, 25th June 2018

Based on last year’s GCSE results, converter academies and free schools had higher Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores than the average for state-funded schools overall. In fact, eight of the top 10 schools for progress made by pupils were either academies or free schools. That is evidence that free schools and academies are delivering high standards for their pupils, and that particularly includes disadvantaged pupils.