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Educational Achievement

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent representations he has received on the influence of ethnicity and social class on educational achievement; and if he will make a statement. (146031)

While no specific representations have been made to the Department, we are aware of a number of recent publications, including the report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Sutton Trust’s publication, which have highlighted social class influences on educational achievement.

To improve the chances of children from disadvantaged backgrounds we are investing over £1 billion to support personalised learning, trialling one-to-one tuition for pupils in maths and English and building academies in areas of real disadvantage.