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A high priority for schools is to close gaps in attainment between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers.
This report summarises the outcomes and learning for system leaders from a research project in 2012. National leaders of education and teaching school alliances worked together to support:
other schools to close gaps in attainment
the progress of pupils eligible for free school meals
Examples from case studies explain the work that was undertaken.
The full case studies are available on The National Archives website: