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Montacute, Rebecca – Sutton Trust, 2018
The United Kingdom has a considerable attainment gap between students from the most and the least advantaged backgrounds. This gap opens up in the early years, with disadvantaged pupils already over four months behind their more advantaged peers by the time they start at primary school. The gap then continues to widen as students progress through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Academically Gifted, Identification
Hutchings, Merryn; Francis, Becky – Sutton Trust, 2018
Successive governments have promoted academy sponsorship as a way to improve the educational achievement of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. As the academies programme has developed, policymakers have increasingly seen academy chains, and especially multi-academy trusts (MATs) as the best way of working to improve the performance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Charter Schools, Low Income Students, School Effectiveness
Hutchings, Merryn; Francis, Becky – Sutton Trust, 2017
Successive governments have promoted academy sponsorship as a way to improve the educational achievement of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. As the academies programme has developed, policymakers have increasingly seen academy chains, and especially multi-academy trusts (MATs) as the best way of working to improve the performance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Income Students, Charter Schools, Secondary Schools
Hutchings, Merryn; Francis, Becky; Kirby, Philip – Sutton Trust, 2016
Successive governments have promoted academy sponsorship as a way to improve the educational achievement of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. As the academies programme has developed, policymakers have increasingly seen academy chains (especially multi-academy trusts) as the best method for fostering professionalism, value for money and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Income Students, Charter Schools, Secondary Schools
Allen, Rebecca – Sutton Trust, 2015
Every year there are high achievers at primary school, pupils scoring in the top 10% nationally in their Key Stage 2 (KS2) tests, yet who five years later receive a set of GCSE results that place them outside the top 25% of pupils. There are about 7,000 such pupils each year, 15% of all those we term as highly able. We call these pupils our…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Secondary School Students, Academic Aspiration, Academic Achievement
Hutchings, Merryn; Francis, Becky; Kirby, Philip – Sutton Trust, 2015
Academies were started in 2000 to alter the fortunes of failing schools that disproportionately served students from some of the nation's poorest communities. By helping these schools with the support of philanthropic, educational and business partners, the intention was to improve the lives of young people from the least privileged backgrounds by…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, School Effectiveness, Educational Improvement, Achievement Gap
Sutton Trust, 2014
This Research Briefing analyses Office for National Statistics data and finds children from the most advantaged households benefit from significantly more spending on extra-curricular activities and private tutoring than their poorer peers. The brief also includes the Trust's annual polling on private tuition and new polling on parents and…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Advantaged, Social Differences, Selective Admission
Hutchings, Merryn; Francis, Becky; De Vries, Robert – Sutton Trust, 2014
The authors analysed school performance data to review how well disadvantaged pupils achieve in academy chains. They included chains only if they had at least three academies in 2013, and two sponsored secondary academies for the whole period from September 2010 to July 2013. This means that academies are included in our analysis only when there…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Disadvantaged, Student Records, Academic Achievement