Education: Standards

Department for Education written question – answered on 18th March 2019.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the UK's tenth place rating in the Worldwide Educating for the Future Index 2018 produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education)

We are delighted that the Worldwide Educating for the Future Index 2018 highlights that the UK is a high performer, 10th out of 50 countries. In particular, it shows that the UK is a top destination for international students, with almost 1 in 5 students studying at UK universities coming from abroad.

Standards are rising in our schools, with 84% of pupils now attending good or outstanding schools, compared to 66% in 2010. We look towards the best education systems in the world to help propel our reforms and consolidate our performance as we strive for a truly world class education for everyone.

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