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Breaking the Link? Attainment, poverty and rural schools

The relationship between disadvantage and attainment varies considerably between different parts of England. Combining datasets shows that poverty has a particularly pernicious effect on educational attainment in some area-types, particularly the rural areas shown in green, below. Free School Meals aren’t the only ingredient In recent years there has been increasing recognition that the relationship …

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Reducing School Exclusions: Schools Week highlights our recommendations

Our recent submission to Parliament’s Education Select Committee’s enquiry on school exclusions was highlighted in Schools Week. Vulnerable pupils can be difficult to support in mainstream schools and too often schools feel they have little alternative but to exclude them, particularly at times when waiting lists for mental health referrals can stretch to 18 months. …

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Ethnicity Gender and Social Mobility: International coverage for our latest report

We’re delighted that our recent Social Mobility Commission report, our first ever collaboration with Education Datalab, received extensive international media coverage. The report explores the relationship between ethnicity, gender and social mobility and how these interact. Coverage began with a front-page splash on the Guardian’s website, followed  by Radio 4’s Today Programme (listen here) and a BBC online …

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