London Challenge is a drive to ensure that London’s children have the best schools, and particularly to raise the quality of schools serving the most deprived areas.

This document sets out the plans for the next phase of the London Challenge strategy, with the aim of moving London schools as a whole from good to outstanding.

The DfES is consulting on these plans, which build on the progress made to date, to extend the London Challenge approach to new areas, including primary and Every Child Matters.

London Challenge website


  • Creating more good schools in London
  • Next steps
  • Sustaining success
  • Questions for consultation
  • Further information
  • London data