School Standards


Since the Conservatives came to power in 2010, school standards have risen significantly, helping children across the country get the education they deserve.

Here are five of the big things Conservatives have been doing to improve our schools.

5. Raising the number of Good or Outstanding schools

Thanks to the hard work of teachers, and our reforms, there are over 1.9 million more pupils in Good or Outstanding schools compared to 2010.

4. Raising standards in children’s reading

There are 154,000 more 6 year olds on track to become fluent readers this year because of our reforms.

3. Raising school funding

Over the next two years, school funding will rise by over £2 billion to a record high of £43.5 billion in 2019-2020.

2. Raising the number of teachers

There are now 15,500 more teachers than there were in 2010 – that’s 457,000 in total.

1. Raising the next generation of scientists

Pupils studying at least two science GCSEs has risen from 63% to 91% since 2010.

Cllr Steve Tierney
District Councillor at Fenland District Council
I am the District Councillor for the Wisbech Medworth Ward. I live in Alexandra Road with my wife Marie, my 10 year old Son Joe and three crazy Jack Russells.