5. Education for all

Education transforms lives. The Green Party believes that education is a right, and should therefore be available to people of all ages.

We stand firmly alongside teachers, parents, and young people in calling for the end of privatisation in education. We should trust our teachers to teach, instead of burdening them and our children with endless and stressful exams and inspections.

Our policies:

  • Properly fund our schools so real term spending per pupil increases and is protected.
  • Bring Academies and Free Schools into the local authority system, abolish SATS and reduce class sizes.
  • Scrap university tuition fees, fund full student grants and greater public investment in further and higher education.
  • Restore Education Maintenance Allowance and enable apprenticeships to all qualified young people aged 16-25.
  • Free universal early education and childcare for all children, with formal education starting at age 7.
  • Address the crisis of teacher workload, with measures such as abolishing Ofsted, and reforming the curriculum so that it is pupil-centred, freeing up teachers to teach.
  • Ensuring that every child with Special Educational Needs or Disability has access to a mainstream education, in accordance with the UN Convention for Persons with Disabilities.

A Green economy that works for everyone

The Green Party believes that our economy should be innovative, collaborative, forward facing and for the benefit of communities and the environment.

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Protecting our environment

You can trust the Green Party to put the environment at the heart of everything we do.

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Membership of the EU

The Green Party supported the Remain campaign and continue to believe that membership of the EU makes our future more hopeful and secure.

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Our NHS and Public Services

We pay for public services, we use them, we own them. It’s time they belonged to all of us.

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Our Promise to Young People

We want to build a better, more positive future for everyone and in particular for young people. We want that future to be safer, happier, more equal and more secure.

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A place to call home

We should all have a safe, affordable, secure and warm place to call home. The Green Party will tackle the causes of the housing crisis: giving renters a fair deal, making social housing widely available and bringing the housing market under control.

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A safer world

The Green Party will work for a caring and confident Britain that uses its influence wisely, to build peace and protect the environment, and to offer sanctuary to those at risk.

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A citizens' democracy

The Green Party believes that politics should be done by people – not to them.

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A People’s Transport System

The Green Party will work to increase public investment in the railways, trams, ferries and buses, as well as to make our streets and roads safer for everyone.

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