//Pupil demographics

How much does private tutoring matter for grammar school admissions?

Before the 2017 general election, it seemed like grammar schools were about to make a widespread return to England. Although this didn’t happen after the Tories lost their parliamentary majority, the new Secretary of State for Education has backed plans to allow existing grammar schools to expand. This renewed interest in expanding selective education has [...]

By |2018-06-20T18:38:13+00:0022nd March 2018|Admissions, Pupil demographics|

Long-term disadvantage, part six: Measuring disadvantage in the north

This is part six in a series of blogposts exploring long-term disadvantage. Other posts in the series can be found here. In previous blogposts in this series we have shown that the impact of disadvantage on attainment and progress varies according to the percentage of their time in school that a pupil has been eligible for [...]

By |2018-04-19T14:56:19+00:0023rd February 2018|Pupil demographics, School improvement|

Long-term disadvantage, part five: What explains the gap between London and the north?

This is part five in a series of blogposts exploring long-term disadvantage. Other posts in the series can be found here. We looked recently at the Progress 8 scores of long-term disadvantaged pupils – those who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) for 90% or more of their time in schools – and concluded that: [...]

By |2018-09-27T17:22:42+00:0023rd February 2018|Pupil demographics, School improvement|

Long-term disadvantage, part four: Our friends in the north

This is part three in a series of blogposts exploring long-term disadvantage. Other posts in the series can be found here. Some of you might remember the 1996 TV series in which Christopher Ecclestone plays Nicky Hutchinson. As an impatient politician he argues that “Tomorrow is too late”. The Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP) has today issued [...]

By |2018-02-19T18:37:38+00:001st February 2018|Pupil demographics, School funding, School improvement|

Explore England’s changing free school meals rates

Most of the time our work involves using the National Pupil Database to examine particular aspects of the education system. However, it can also throw up interesting insights into the state of the nation more generally. Last year, we wrote about how the percentage of pupils eligible for and claiming free school meals (FSM) had [...]

By |2018-09-27T17:26:02+00:0018th December 2017|Pupil demographics|
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