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Poorer pupils do worse at school – here's how to reduce the attainment gap

By Stephen Gorard, Professor of Education and Public Policy, Durham University
Children living in relative poverty in England have worse average educational outcomes, including lower grades in exams, than other pupils. This situation is often referred to as the poverty attainment gap.

Closing this gap, so that poorer students do as well at school as their peers, is a concern for countries around the world. The ways this can be done has been a focus of my research.

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