Yorkshire was the lowest ranked region in England 2013-14 for education attainment. For example, the percentage of pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 achieving 5+ GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths was lowest of any English region.

Education is an absolute priority for the Yorkshire Party. Every young person in Yorkshire deserves an outstanding education – it is a moral imperative for Yorkshire and our economy depends on it. The UK Government has left Yorkshire with a fragmented education system, where our fantastic teachers and institutions lack the support to deliver outstanding education for our young people.

The world is changing so must our skills. We believe in an inclusive and properly funded education system, where government, councils, schools, colleges, universities and other education providers, along with the region’s businesses, work together – to deliver the academic and vocational skills needed to drive economic growth and ensure opportunity and social mobility for everyone in Yorkshire.