Consultation outcome

National curriculum review: targets from September 2014

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

Summary report of the July to August 2013 consultation on the new programmes of study and attainment targets from September 2014.

Original consultation


Consultation on government reforms of the national curriculum in England and the draft legislation required to bring them into effect.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

On 7 February 2013 a public consultation on the government’s proposal for the reform of the national curriculum in England was launched by the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education. The consultation closed on 16 April 2013. The department has published the consultation report and government response.

Having carefully considered the responses to the consultation, as well as a range of other relevant factors, the government has published updated versions of the national curriculum framework, including the programmes of study for all national curriculum subjects at key stages 1 to 3 and for citizenship, computing and PE at key stage 4.

The government is now seeking feedback on the draft legislative order - Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study) (England) Order 2014 - required to bring the changes into effect.

A formal consultation on the national curriculum for key stage 4 English, mathematics and science will follow in the autumn 2013 in line with the reform of GCSEs in these subjects.

This page contains the new national curriculum framework document and programmes of study, along with the consultation document on the order for the new national curriculum and details of how to respond.


Published 8 July 2013
Last updated 11 September 2013 + show all updates
  1. Added the government response to the consultation.

  2. First published.