Children on free school meals less likely to go to top universities than better-off peers with similar GCSEs, says mobility watchdog
Read on: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/dec/05/poorer-white-pupils-underperform-in-later-academic-choices-study?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Email
A new report from the CentreForum think tanks has found that:
- The gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers remains significant, with 4 out of 5 disadvantaged pupils failing to achieve a world-class standard at secondary and more than half not reaching our primary benchmark.
- The relative performance of White British pupils falls as they progress through school. In the Early Years, White British children are among the highest achievers but, by the time they finish secondary school, they fall ten places in the rankings to just below average.
Read on: http://centreforum.org/publications/education-in-england-annual-report-2016/