Raising the Bar LogoRaising the Bar is Suffolk’s programme to improve levels of educational attainment across the county. Suffolk’s results are improving at a faster rate than those nationally, but there is still more work to be done.

By working together with education providers, families, communities and businesses, Raising the Bar will ensure that every child can achieve their full potential, build a strong reputation for Suffolk education and deliver wider benefits for the county and its economy.

The aims of Raising the Bar are that in partnership with education providers, families, communities and businesses, we will enable:

  • Every child to achieve their full potential
  • Every child to attend a good or outstanding provider
  • Every child to have the best preparation for life before and beyond school

How we will measure our success:

  • Increased achievement at ages 5, 11, 16 and 18
  • Reduced attainment gap between disadvantaged and other pupils, at ages 5, 11, 16 and 18
  • Increased percentage of schools and education providers rated good or outstanding by Ofsted
  • Reduced unemployment rate for 18-24 year olds

For the latest performance measures of Raising the Bar find out how are we doing? 

Raising the Bar 2015-2017 priorities (click the links for more details about each priority):

  1. Effective and timely school improvement
  2. Strong school to school support
  3. Excellence in leadership and governance
  4. Developing aspirations with families, communities and businesses 
  5. Clear strategy and communication (enabling priority)

Visit the Raising the Bar 2015-2017 website for more information.