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Deprivation and education: the evidence on pupils in England - foundation stage to key stage 4

Summary of research and statistical evidence on the subject of deprivation and education for pupils in foundation stage to key stage 4 in England.

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Deprivation and education: the evidence on pupils in England - foundation stage to key stage 4

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This paper (prepared by the DCSF’s Schools Analysis and Research Division) summarises statistics on the gap in attainment between pupils from deprived backgrounds and their peers; explores research on the factors that contribute to this gap; and examines evidence on how schools can improve the educational outcomes of deprived pupils.

This paper was launched by the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families at the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) Annual Conference on 13 March 2009, alongside the DCSF publication ‘Breaking the link between disadvantage and low attainment ‐ the way forward’.

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