For the third year running, free schools have outperformed all other state school types across every subject at Key Stage 1.
Number of schools
Number of eligible pupils
Percentage of pupils reaching the expected standard
LA maintained schools
In addition, free schools had a higher percentage of students working at a greater depth than all other types of school.
Toby Young, Director of New Schools Network, said:
“It is fantastic to see free schools getting such brilliant results, particularly as they are three times more likely to be in England’s most deprived areas as the least deprived. These echo the great GCSE and A level results free schools got this year. It’s not surprising that free schools are more likely to be rated Outstanding than any other type of school and are more popular with parents. Thanks to the free schools programme, the best schools in the country are now in some of England’s most deprived areas.”