The Schools White Paper

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The Schools White Paper

The Schools White paper, 'Higher Standards, Better Schools For All - More Choice for Parents and pupils' was published by the DfES on 25 October 2005. It outlines a change to the role of Local authorities and defines new duties and powers for them authorities in relation to schools.

The White paper seeks to set out how the Prime Minister's ambition of doing better, to 'tackle the pockets of deep educational disadvantage; lifting schools from average to good; enabling mode schools to become genuine centres of excellence', can be achieved. There are nine chapters plus an annexe. There is also an executive summary.

The document or the executive summary can be downloaded from http://www.dfes.gov.uk/publications/schoolswhitepaper