Professor James Tooley

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James Tooley, PhD, is professor of educational entrepreneurship and policy at the University of Buckingham. Previously he held academic positions at the Universities of Oxford, Manchester and Newcastle.

His ground-breaking research on low-cost private education in developing countries has won numerous awards. Building on his research, Tooley has co-founded chains and federations of low-cost private schools, in India, Ghana, Nigeria and Honduras. Most recently, he co-founded the Independent Grammar School: Durham, a low-cost private school in the north-east of England.