Thursday 22 August 2019 / 10:39 AM Angela Rayner / Education

Congratulations to everyone receiving their GCSE results today – Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education, commenting on GCSE results today, said:

“A huge congratulations to everyone receiving their GCSE results today. These are the result of years of hard work from students, their families, teachers, and school leaders, and I pay tribute to them.

“But it is deeply concerning that disadvantaged young people are far less likely to get good GCSE grades, creating an inequality that will remain for years to come.

“This government, by cutting school funding for the first time in a generation and creating a crisis in teacher recruitment and retention, is making it harder for young people to succeed, while those going on to further education will once again see the impact of nearly a decade of Conservative cuts to education.

“A Labour government will give every young person the support they need to reach their full potential, during and beyond their GCSEs, by reversing Tory cuts to schools and increasing per-pupil funding in real terms, and bringing back Educational Maintenance Allowance for young people in further education.”