EPI Annual Report 2023
Think tank: Education Policy Institute
Author(s): Emily Hunt; Sam Tuckett; David Robinson; Niccolo Babbini
December 18, 2023
This report from UK think tank the Education Policy Institute looks at the state of education in England, with a focus on the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
The Education Policy Institute (EPI) Annual Report looks at the state of education in England, with a focus on the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
EPI’s 2023 Annual Report compares student attainment in examinations sat in 2022 to the last time examinations took place, in 2019.
The report consists of two instalments. The first, published in October 2023, examined the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers up to the end of secondary school, including pupils eligible for Free School Meals, with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and from different ethnic backgrounds.
The second phase, published in December 2023, builds on this to include students in 16-19 education and those with English as an additional language (EAL), as well as attainment gaps based on gender. This also looks at how the gap between disadvantaged students and their peers varies across regions, local authorities and opportunity areas.