Education in England: annual report 2019

This report from the UK think tank Education Policy Institute looks at progress in closing the disadvantage gap in education.

The new report examines the progress made in closing the gap in educational attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, known as ‘the disadvantage gap’. The measure is a leading indicator of social mobility. The gap in GCSE attainment between disadvantaged pupils and non-disadvantaged pupils has stopped closing. By the time they leave secondary school, disadvantaged pupils are now over 18.1 months behind non-disadvantaged pupils. For the first time since 2011, the gap has widened.

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