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We’re seeking views on our preliminary investigation of the relationship between household income and education for pupils in schools in England.
The statistical paper describes a provisional methodology we used to calculate equivalised household income bands. We have done this by matching administrative income data from other government departments to anonymised pupil records.
It includes analysis on:
- educational outcomes at key stage 2 (age 11) and key stage 4 (age 16)
- characteristics of schools attended
- family characteristics and size
- effect of housing costs
- geographical distribution of households
The paper also outlines an approach to looking at ordinary working families.
An explanation of equivalisation is set out in Annex A.
We have extended the consultation period to 31 July.