Educational attainment – UK Government assessment

Progress assessment

No progress

There have been no legal or policy changes to improve human rights protections in relation to this issue, and very limited evidence of progress in the enjoyment of these rights

In England, measuring changes in attainment is difficult due to GCSE and A level reforms over recent years and the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The UK Government has made a number of commitments to improve attainment, but so far without concrete action to address gaps that persist for those from certain protected characteristic and socio-economic groups.

Read more about the UK and Welsh Governments’ actions on educational attainment.

The assessment was made based on the evidence available up to 10/12/2022