Staying On


Making the extra years in education count for all young people.

The Commission’s Staying On project

The focus of this report is to identify ways to improve the delivery of the Commission’s Staying On initiative, which is in response to the Education and Skills Act 2008. The new legislation will mean that, from 2013 teenagers in England will remain in education or training until at least their 17th birthday, rising to 18 by 2016. The first cohort to stay on entered secondary school in September 2008.

This video, played at our launch event for the publication of our report, shows innovative ways for engaging young people in education and training through until 18.

Watch more videos from the launch of our research.

Read more about the Commission's initiative and our recommendations arising from the research by downloading the full 'Staying On' document.

Launch event

The Staying on report was launched at an event in London, attended by Professor Roland Fryer, founder and Chief Executive of the Education Innovation Laboratory, Harvard University. Professor Fryer shared his unique perspective on research and development in education. Watch his speech.


Last Updated: 15 Dec 2014