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ERIC Number: ED559228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Extra-Curricular Inequality. Research Brief. Edition 1
Sutton Trust
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 enrichment activities. The following key findings are discussed: (1) More advantaged children are substantially more likely to receive extra private tuition; (2) 23% of young people report receiving private tuition, but there is a 12 percentage point gap between the most and least affluent families; (3) Polling shows parents in social group A two to three times more likely than those in groups C2-E to employ private tutors; (4) They are also three to four times more likely than all other social groups to use private tutors specifically to gain place for children at selective school; (5) A large proportion of parents involve children in regular extra-curricular activities. However, there is still substantial social inequality; (6) 76% of parents across all social groups involved their children in some form of regular extra-curricular social activity over the last year. Parents with professional or administrative occupations are 15% more likely than those with manual or routine jobs to involve their children in these activities; and (7) The ONS Living Costs and Food Survey shows top earners are almost four times more likely than bottom earners to have paid for out of school enrichment classes.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sutton Trust (England)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom