Questions over ‘extremely slow’ progress to close disadvantage gap

Nicole Weinstein
Monday, July 18, 2022

Progress in narrowing the disadvantage gap between poor children and their peers in England and Wales has been “extremely slow” in both nations over the last decade, new research finds.

Poorer pupils are several months behind their peers by the time they reach GCSE level, studies show. Picture: Adobe Stock
Poorer pupils are several months behind their peers by the time they reach GCSE level, studies show. Picture: Adobe Stock

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