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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 according to Department for Education statistics.

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Sir Peter Lampl of the Sutton Trust said efforts to boost aspiration – especially among white working class boys – needed to be improved.

He said: “The fact that Indian and Chinese pupils are performing much better than the national average is in itself a great achievement.

“This reflects a strong cultural appreciation of education from which we can all learn.

“But it is worrying that by the end of primary school white British pupils have fallen behind.”

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