The government has announced funding for 11 new research schools.
They will join a network of existing research schools in areas of the country which the DfE has identified as needing wider educational support.
The schools will each receive £200,000 over three years with the intention that they should become focal points of evidence-based practice in their region and build networks between large numbers of schools.
They will develop a programme of support to get more teachers using research evidence in the classroom to improve teaching practice.
Based at schools in the government’s opportunity areas, the new research schools are spread across the country. Locations include Hastings, Stoke-on-Trent, Norwich, Oldham, Doncaster and Somerset.