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Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner: the role of area-level factors in the capital’s success

Can the remarkable improvement in London’s schools since the turn of the millennium be replicated elsewhere in the country, or was it underpinned by a set of contextual factors that are specific to London, and London alone? This is the question that observers will have in mind as they eagerly chart the progress of the …

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Show me the money: Was London’s success all about extra funding?

In the second in our week of blogs picking apart ‘the London Story’ I explore the role of London’s funding advantage. In 2010-11, average revenue income per pupil in London’s secondary schools was £7,687. In the rest of the South-East it was £6,125 (based on the DfE’s CFR LA outrun statements – which exclude academies). …

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