Research and analysis

Enterprise education: how secondary schools prepare young people for work

This survey report looks at how well schools work together with local businesses and how schools promote apprenticeships.


Getting ready for work

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Getting ready for work


This report follows Lord Young’s report from 2014, ‘Enterprise for all’.

In the course of their visits to to 40 schools, inspectors found a lack of coordination across local areas and often weak links between schools and local employers. Schools appear to be more likely to promote apprenticeships than in recent years, but parents and pupils are concerned about the quality and reputation of apprenticeships.

The report has recommendations for DfE, Ofsted, secondary schools and businesses.

Published 24 November 2016