Value for money: can schools do better? (I)

7 December 2016

Reform will be producing a series of blogs over the next couple of weeks outlining the methodology and findings of Reform‘s experimental research on value for money in schools. The aim of the research was to identify which types of schools provide better value for money.

The first blog, written by Emilie Sundorph, Researcher at Reform, provides an overview of the framework and key objectives of the research.

Many schools will face financial pressures over this Parliament due to range of factors including an overall reduction in schools funding. Improving value for money in schools will therefore be a vital task.

To identify schools that provide value for money, Reform undertook experimental research. This involved constructing and applying measures of economy, efficiency and effectiveness and applying these to clusters of like-for-like schools, based on specific criteria.

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