IOE - Faculty of Education and Society



Our schools research explores how and why educational inequalities widen through the school years.

Two students smiling in classroom. Image: Phil Meech for UCL Institute of Education

Education policy is a key policy lever to improving opportunities.

Our schools research explores how the education system can be improved to reduce barriers to opportunities. We aim to create a fairer system for all children, where achievement is based on skills rather than family circumstances.

In particular, evidence suggests a vital role for access to good teachers in the school system. We seek to understand how to attract, retain, and develop the most talented school teachers.

Our research

Working papers


Briefing notes

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