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Hundred of clever children from disadvantaged homes being failed by secondary schools, says new report

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Writing for the Independent, Richard Garner cites new Sutton Trust research into poor bright underachieving boys.

Clever children from disadvantaged homes are being failed by their secondary schools after shining at primary level, a report warns.

Every year, hundreds of children who scored among the top 10 per cent of the country in tests for 11-year-olds end up lagging behind their peers by the time they take their GCSEs.

More than one in three bright boys and 24 per cent of bright girls from disadvantaged homes underachieve at GCSE, according to figures obtained by the Sutton Trust, the education charity campaigning for equal access to education for all pupils.

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