Below are some links to pdfs of briefing papers and bibliographies on secondary education in the UK since 1945, written by the project team.

You are welcome to download and read them for educational and research purposes. But please note that these are informal papers intended as general introductions;  they have not been scrupulously fact-checked and they should be used as a guide rather than as an authority. As always, we welcome feedback on these pieces of writing as work in progress. You can email us or use the form on our Contact us page.

Briefing papers


Statistical tables

Primary sources