12. EDUCATION  

12. EDUCATION  

Labour nationally proposes to end the fragmentary school system by winding up Multi Academy Trusts and establishing a National Education Service.

In Cornwall we want to see schools coming under real local democratic control. We want to see Cornish schools move away from a narrow test driven curriculum to one that embraces the rich Cornish culture of art, music, poetry and drama.

Labour would end the discretionary business rates relief which subsidises private schools in Cornwall. We would also campaign for an end to mandatory business rates relief for private schools.

Labour is committed to provide 30 free hours of childcare for all under 4s.