There is an increasing body of evidence that suggests that schools run by parents, charities, and independent organisations improve standards more rapidly than those run by politicians – and in the process push existing schools to do better. The information below summaries some of the evidence on new schools and how they have improved education, particularly in poorer areas.
We know new schools can make an enormous impact. Across the world, governments are reforming the school system by allowing brilliant, innovative new providers to set up state schools in deprived areas. For more detailed information on each case, explore the pages below.