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Schools’ Poor Call

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The Sun outlines key policies to improve social mobility in our Mobility Manifesto, released ahead of the General Election. Grammar schools must recruit more of the poorest pupils – before they’re allowed to expand, a hard-hitting report says today. The respected Sutton Trust has also demanded the best state secondaries surrender half their places to… Read more »

Last chance for a place on our Sun Scholars scheme

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The Sun features alumni of our Summer Schools programmes, encouraging new applicants. You only have until tomorrow to try for a place on our brilliant Sun Scholars scheme. Sixth form students will go to summer school for a week at top universities including Cambridge, Bristol, Durham and the Royal Veterinary College. Your travel and food… Read more »

Could you be a Sun Scholar?

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The Sun relaunches Sun Scholars to help recruit to the Sutton Trust summer schools TOO many intelligent kids from ordinary families are missing out on the chance to go to the country’s top universities. Today we are relaunching our Sun Scholars scheme to help bright youngsters achieve their full potential. …. Sun Scholars will attend… Read more »

Class-tracked

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The Sun’s Lynn Davidson cites findings from our Global Gaps report. Clever teenagers from poor backgrounds lag almost three years behind their bright and rich classmates, a shock new report finds. The attainment gap for the poorest but brightest girls is even bigger in reading and science. Analysis of the top 10 per cent of pupils… Read more »

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 »

Sir Peter Lampl writes for the Sun

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »