The features of effective school groups

Think tank: Education Policy Institute

Author(s): Louis Hodge; Robbie Cruikshanks

February 9, 2024

This report from UK think tank the Education Policy Institute looks at measuring pupil inclusion and attainment at school-group level.

This publication is part of our research project on effective school groups, which aims to identify the features of high-performing school groups and share best practice.

This project supports a move away from a historic tendency to focus on pupil attainment and progress to a wider set of criteria to judge the relative performance of schools and school groups. This first release focusses on inclusion and attainment outcomes. Further releases will include measures of financial health and workforce indicators.