• Grammar schools asked to prioritise poorest pupils

    The body representing most of the country’s grammar school headteachers will encourage its members to “prioritise” the poorest pupils in their admissions. The Grammar School Heads Association has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Department for Education aimed as part of a push to improve access to selective schools for poorer children. The government

    10.15 May. 11th, 2018 | News

  • A deep dive into Progress 8 and disadvantage

    The Department for Education released its revised GCSE results for the 2016-17 exams on January 25, and Schools Week has taken a deep dive into the data to see how disadvantaged pupils fared at different types of schools. Pupils are defined as “disadvantaged” if they have been eligible for free school meals in the past

    5.00 Jan. 28th, 2018 | News

  • Poor pupils eschew music and sports clubs for more core tuition

    Poorer pupils are missing out on music and sports clubs because they have to spend more time trying to improve their maths and English, the Sutton Trust has found. On average, year 11 pupils in England spend nine and a half hours per week on additional tuition, including activities outside the normal school timetable provided

    0.01 Sep. 7th, 2017 | News