Plan to scrap league tables in schools

Click to follow
The Independent Online

A radical plan for replacing league tables and Labour's controversial school report cards will be outlined by a former senior government adviser today.

Sir Cyril Taylor, who has advised Conservative and Labour administrations on school reform, will call for legislation compelling schools to list information including exam results on their websites.

Under his proposals, schools would put the data online in October each year, in time for parents to make school choices for the following September. It would include raw exam results and, crucially, how schools have improved the performance expected of pupils upon their arrival.

Sir Cyril will outline his measures, which have attracted interest from the Conservatives, at a conference today. His plan would give parents the information they need without the Government having to publish it collectively in a form that could still be used to draw up league tables.