Improving Education Standards

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 2:05 pm on 29th November 2018.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Conservative, Chipping Barnet 2:05 pm, 29th November 2018

My hon. Friend makes a strong point. One of the impressive aspects of the improvements in education over recent years is that so many of them have been seen in areas with high levels of deprivation. The improvement of schools in London is an important illustration of that, with schools supporting children from diverse backgrounds and, in some instances, very disadvantaged backgrounds. They have been some of the really striking success stories of recent years. As he says, it is absolutely possible, indeed essential, to ensure that improvements in schools and school standards deliver for those communities.