Immigration has raised school standards in London

According to former education secretary Michael Gove, immigrants and refugee families have helped enhance school results in London.

At an international education conference, Gove said that migrant parents had “high expectations” for their children and that London school’s have performed better than the rest of England in exams as a result of this.

He told the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai that there is a lot of evidence to show that London “having become more diverse has contributed to educational standards rising”.

Gove also said that it was “undeniably the case” that there were parts of England which had lower levels of migration and lower educational performance.

However, he said there was costs as well as benefits from migration.

Gove added: “There have been rising class sizes and difficulty for some people getting their children into the school they wanted as new arrivals from other countries have made that more difficult."

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