attainment gap

The attainment gap between privileged and disadvantaged GSCE students will take over 100 years to close, while poor access to technology for pupils from deprived areas is thwarting UK businesses, experts say.

The Education Policy Institute recently published its annual report on the state of education in England, and found that the disadvantage gap at the end of secondary school has shown a significant slowdown in the rate of gap closure over the last few years – threatening the ambition of significantly greater social mobility.