Poor pupils lose out if outnumbered by rich kids, education probe reveals
Schools in affluent areas are failing their poorest pupils, according to new research.
Disadvantaged youngsters are more likely to lag behind in schools where they are in the “extreme minority”.
The new study, published by the Education Policy Institute (EPI), found there are wide differences in the progress poorer pupils make in English and maths, depending on where they are educated.
Separate research published by the Sutton Trust today argues that each year, thousands of poorer pupils are missing out on taking languages and humanities subjects at GCSE.
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