Monday, 28 November 2011

Education gap between Britain's children


British children's chances of educational success are more closely linked to their family background than in nearly any other country, according to new research.The 'education gap' between the UK's most and least privileged pupils is larger than it is elsewhere in the world.

And the divergence starts even before children start school, according to the study by the Sutton Trust, with the poorest children already a year behind the richest at five years old.This inequality is reinforced by huge differences in the standards of schools, with those serving the poorest fifth of pupils four times more likely to be judged 'inadequate' than those for the richest 20 per cent.

You can read this article in full on the website of the Mail Online

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