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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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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 »

Sir Peter Lampl writes for The Sun

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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 »

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 »

Poor kids face job ‘prejudice’

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Writing for the Sun, Kevin Schofield featured Nicky Morgan’s speech ahead of the Sutton Trust/Education Endowment Foundation Summit.  See below for an extract: Top firms are prejudiced against bright kids from poor backgrounds, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan will say today. She will tell education think tank the Sutton Trust: “Bright children from poor backgrounds are still… Read more »

Private schools pay off, kids earn extra £200k

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Writing for the Sun, Emily Ashton reports on the new Sutton Trust/SMF research on Open Access. Privately educated kids go on to earn nearly £200,000 more than state school pupils by the age of 42, a report reveals. The “wage premium” comes from getting better A levels leading to top-notch universities. They will take home… Read more »