What are the key attributes of good primary and secondary schools?
Education & Economy
Schools shape young lives between the ages of 5 and 16, developing life skills and life-long passions – they’re at the centre of every child’s world.
We need to ensure there are school places for all children, that standards are high and that we help disadvantaged children. We want to ensure that children not only get high quality education, cultural and sporting opportunities but that the right education for the future jobs market is delivered.
This is the place to discuss education and opportunities for London’s young people. Join in with a discussion or start one of your own.
My daughter is going to start Hight School in few years and I am already concerned. My friends' kids get places outside of the borough (Ealing) with an hour drive.
Is it the same in other boroughs? What are your experiences? Are London authorities going to do anything about it?
There is now a move for independent school kids to enter a state 6th form to gain access to top universities as state school students.
This must be stopped
No more than 20% of places at state funded grammer schools should be filled by children that have EVER been to an independent school.
Unless the council pay for it.
Banning tutors might motivate parents to demand schools educate children properly. Too often school teachers become complacent and don't push on able children because the silibus area has been fulfilled by that week.
62% of parents who took part in the London survey think that their local area has good schools. But fewer feel that schools, colleges and universities are preparing young people with the right skills for the future.
Has the shortage of school places in London affected you or families you know? Or is it likely to in future, with the projected growth of the capital's school-age population by nearly 100,000 between now and 2017?
My local secondary school want to send Alevel students for work experience in TfL. How can that be arranged?
To me, certain subjects are inextricably interconnected and indeed that's why we have Education & Economy but I would like to propose another equally relevant pairing "Education & Health".
My daughter is currently going to a private school as I was fortunate enough to get a bursary, however this year it has changed and therefore has forced us to move her from school.
Given the current debates about the state of education, not just in the capital but the nation as a whole, do we have an educational system that is able to respond to the growing demands of a global economy?
In November 2011 the Mayor Launched an Education Inquiry, an independent investigation into London schools. Chaired by Dr Tony Sewell, the inquiry panel consulted widely withschools, academies, charities, businesses and parent organisations to build a picture of education in the capital.
I used to be a teacher of English Literature. I have always been fond of the printed word ever since a teacher read out one of my essays in primary school.