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What will the Spending Review mean for schools?

What will the Spending Review mean for schools?

Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange’s Head of Education, looks at the challenges facing schools in the Spending Review. School funding reform is likely to hit schools with higher funding, due to the protection of the schools budget, areas that were cut in the last Parliament will be cut again, and because the schools budget is only protected in cash terms, schools will lose money in real terms.

Play hard, work hard

Play hard, work hard

Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange’s Head of Education, looks ahead at the challenges facing the higher education sector, including: a tightening of funding during the spending review; a re-emergence of tuition fees as a political issue and the potential effects of Brexit on international students.

Ministers should add social media to the education mix

Ministers should add social media to the education mix

James Frayne, Policy Exchange’s Director of Policy & Strategy, calls for the government to consider creating an online platform that sets out exactly what the best schools demand from top performers, in order to allow other parents and pupils to emulate their success.

Six key facts for A Level results day

Six key facts for A Level results day

As A Level students across the country find out their results today, Policy Exchange’s Head of Education Jonathan Simons sets out the success story behind improved universities funding and access.

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