So, this is what the UK’s Education System can expect from the main political parties if you can believe anything they pledge and anything you read in the newspapers!
Conservatives: The Tories have already pledged billions extra for schools as part of their boost to public spending.
Labour: Labour, too, would plough billions extra into the education system. The party would not open any new academies and would make it possible to return existing academies to local authority control. The party has also pledged a cradle-to-grave National Education Service, which would include six years of adult education for all citizens.
The party will also scrap SAT tests and introduce free school meals for all primary school pupils. At its annual conference, Labour members voted to abolish private schools, although the actual manifesto pledge is expected to be watered down significantly.