The white paper isn't ‘cancelled’ but the Schools Bill has been scrapped
Opportunity for all: strong schools with great teachers for your child ('the white paper') is a policy paper setting out the Department for Education's (DfE's) policy plans over a period of several years.
It is not statutory guidance or legislation.
|Myth:||The white paper has been ‘scrapped’ or ‘cancelled’|
|Fact:||It has not been scrapped, because it is not a single policy aim or piece of legislation|
The Schools Bill, which would have introduced several aims from the white paper into legislation, was scrapped and now won't be going ahead.
Take a look at our breakdown below of the main aims of the white paper, including what's happening to them now and what they mean for your school or trust. (Note that we've focused on the most important issues rather than covering every initiative