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Migrant kids are thrrriving in 3Rs

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Lynn Davidson in the Sun quoted our chairman Sir Peter Lampl in her coverage of the primary school tests ONE in five primary school children don’t speak English as their first language but half reach the benchmark standard in reading, writing and maths, official figures show. Immigrant pupils also outperform native British kids at maths… Read more »

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Our chairman wrote an op-ed for the Sun on the importance of early learning. It emerged this week that a simple test on three- year-old children can predict whether they will grow up to be a drain on society. Long-term research by King’s College London saw them perform the 45-minute brain test on more than… Read more »

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Poor UK lads classed out

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The Sun’s Lynn Davidson cites findings from our Class differences: Ethnicity and disadvantage report. Poor white boys get the lowest GCSE grades of any ethnic group in Britain, a report reveals today. Three-quarters of the working-class group fail to achieve five good marks. And only a third of poor white girls gain five good GCSEs…. Read more »

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Teachers Oxbodge

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Lynn Davidson reported for the Sun on our Oxbridge polling State school pupils are not pushed to apply for Oxbridge because teachers don’t think they will get in, or fit in. More than four in ten teachers said they would not advise the brightest kids to apply, said charity the Sutton Trust. A fifth of… Read more »

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UK students most in debt

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Lynn Davidson reported for The Sun on our Degrees of Debt research. English students graduate with more than double the debt of Americans, a survey reveals. They owe £44,000 on average compared with US public university graduates who owe £20,500 despite doing four years instead of three. Students in Canada graduate £15,000 in debt on… Read more »

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Block on poor kids

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The Sun reported on our Caught Out research brief Thousands of poorer kids are missing out on the best primary education because of “socially selective” religious schools. A Sutton Trust survey into 1,500 schools suggests they use complex entry rules which penalise disadvantaged pupils. Chairman Sir Peter Lampl said: “Today’s findings warn us that primary… Read more »

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Write Mess

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Lynn Davidson reported for the Sun on our personal statements research. Teenagers from state schools fail to get into top universities because they are not taught the best way to fill in the application forms, a study claims. Researchers found personal statements written by pupils from private schools and comprehensives were “worlds apart”. A report… Read more »

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Sir Peter Lampl wrote for The Sun on white working class boys. It has been a bad week for white working class boys. Two new reports show they’re missing out on a good education. In a nutshell, they reveal that if you’re poor and white, you’re less likely to study A-levels or go to university. Today’s Sutton… Read more »

GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 05: Pupils at Williamwood High School attend a math class on February 5, 2010 in Glasgow, Scotland. As the UK gears up for one of the most hotly contested general elections in recent history it is expected that that the economy, immigration, the NHS and education are likely to form the basis of many of the debates. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Writing for The Sun, Lynn Davidson reports on new Sutton Trust research. White working-class boys from poor neighbourhoods face a “double disadvantage” – making them far less likely to continue studying after their GCSEs, a report reveals. Living in a deprived area and having low family incomes means fewer than a third of these boys will… Read more »