UK drop in global education rankings blamed on Brexit

The rankings report, commissioned by the Yidan Prize Foundation, established by tech billionaire and philanthropist Charles Chen Yidan, says: “In the UK… Brexit has dominated the political agenda in Westminster to such an extent in recent years that the government has paid little attention to education policy initiatives.”

The research covers young people aged between 15 and 24 in 50 countries – 81.3 per cent of global youth in this age range – and evaluates how school systems prepare pupils for later life through developing these skills.

The UK ranked 25th for policy environment, 14th for teaching environment and 10th for socioeconomic environment.