Impact assessment

The Education Act 2011: equalities impact assessment

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

A report looking at gender, ethnicity, special educational needs and disability, and socio-economic disadvantage.

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The Education Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on Wednesday 26 January 2011 and received Royal Assent on 15 November 2011.

Every child deserves a good education and every child should achieve high standards. The evidence and data presented in this report looks at gender, ethnicity, special educational needs (SEN) and disability, and socio-economic disadvantage.

The Education Act 2011 contains the legislative elements of this reform programme, and this equalities impact assessment therefore follows closely the one published alongside the white paper. Looking particularly at the effect of the legislative changes in the act, it sets out how reforms to the school system together amount to a real change in ending the vast and entrenched inequality of opportunity in society.