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How Conservatives are raising 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.

A girl is studying Chemistry, holding a conical flask with a clear blue liquid inside. Her teacher is smiling over her.


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.

A row of books in front of a chalkboard.


3. Raising school funding

Funding for our schools is at a record high and will rise to £43.5 billion in 2019-2020.


Happy preschool age children play with colorful plastic toy blocks. Creative kindergarten kids build a block tower. Educational toys for toddler or baby. Top view from above.

2. Raising the number of teachers

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

Group of students in a primary school are having a digital tablet lesson with their teacher.


1. Raising the next generation of scientists

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


Students test out robots at a science fair.