'This book will change your life'. That is the sort of blurb you often read on the dust-jackets of self-help books.
It is usually overblown. But the report of the Cambridge Primary Review should carry a similar testimonial: "this book should change English primary schools forever".
This is the most thorough, research-based analysis of primary schools I have seen in over two decades of reporting on education.
The point is not whether every one of its 75 recommendations is right, but rather that it is just so refreshing to read a discussion of primary schools that is neither ideological nor obsessed with the short-term.
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