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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

League tables show Gove's lack of ambition on underperforming schools

Much of the discussion of the publication this week of the school league tables has focused on the introduction of the new English Baccalaureate which has been retrospectively applied to this year's GCSE results and which ippr has criticised elsewhere. However, a closer look at the league tables reveals the government is being insufficiently ambitious about turning round under-performing schools.