Impact in Graphs

Statistics only tell a small part of the story of VbE. Below are charts showing a small selection of outcomes following the introduction of VbE.

Academic Attainment

Improvement in GCSE results at Stamford Welland Academy in the year of introduction of Values-based Education.


 Improvement in academic performance at Chantry Primary School since the commencement of Values-based Education.


School Impact

In 2018, Broughton Fields Primary School carried out research into the impact of VbE at its school.


The full report provides a deeper understanding of the impact at the school on its values, its learners, its staff, the school and the wider community. The report can be downloaded from the link below.

Behavioural Impact

Improvements in behaviour are reported throughout VbE schools. We have not formalised the impact into statistically analysed charts. But Bath Spa University carried out research into a similar field to VbE, Emotion Coaching. Below are the statistically significant changes they found after the first year of coaching, relative to the year prior to the coaching.

Melksham Oak Community Secondary School, Wiltshire, UK

Pupil Engagement

Improvement in pupil engagement of bottom 20th percentile of Airds School Cluster, since the commencement of Values-based Education


 Airds School Cluster, New South Wales, Australia


 The impact on tolerance at Porchester Junior School in Nottingham, following the introduction of VbE.

porchester tolerance chart

 The figures represent the learners’ self-assessment of their level of tolerance with 0% being completely intolerant and 100% being completely tolerant.

The school has created a poster with the learners’ comments that support and explain their self-ratings.

Attainment Gap

 VbE provides a learning environment that supports narrowing the attainment gap between children of different backgrounds, bu supporting pupils to become self-motivated, with secure self-esteem regardless of their backgrounds. The Meads Primary School in Luton, a VbE hub school, was cited by OFSTED as providing exceptional progress in this area. 

meads attainment gap

┬áRichard Jenkins, the school’s headteacher, describes his multi-faceted approach. He explains that VbE played a fundamental part in creating the conditions that allowed the schools initiative to succeed. He believes this success can be replicated in other schools. Click the link below to see the full report: