General Election 2017

By Various authors

Ahead of the 2017 General Election, the Education Policy Institute (EPI) published an impartial assessment of the English education policies of the Conservatives, Labour Party and Liberal Democrats. The analysis considers the extent to which each of the parties address some of the key challenges facing education today, as well as whether their policies appear to be based on credible evidence of likely impact.

Where possible, the analysis compares each party’s spending commitments with EPI’s own estimates of likely costs. This comprehensive report examines manifesto proposals on early years and childcare; funding; school places and class sizes; free school meals; funding of 16 to 18 education; grammar schools; free schools, faith schools, private schools, and academies; assessment and accountability; teacher recruitment, retention and professional development; technical and vocational education; higher education; and young people’s mental health – before assessing any funding risks.

Read the full report