About Raising the Bar

About Raising the Bar, Suffolk’s programme to improve levels of educational attainment across the county.

Raising the Bar logoThe 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? 

Click the links below for more detail on the vision for 2017, history and governance of Raising the Bar, and to read the Post Ofsted Action Plan.

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How the Raising the Bar programme is governed.


About the history of the Raising the Bar programme including the RSA No school an island report.

Post Ofsted Action Plan

Read the Post Ofsted Action Plan, produced following the Ofsted inspection of School Improvement Services at Suffolk County Council in January 2015.

Looking forward to 2017

Looking forward, what Raising the Bar success looks like in 2017.