Poorer pupils in England and Wales lag ‘significantly’ behind, report finds

Poorer pupils in England and Wales are “significantly” behind their peers, according to a report.

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) study found that in 2019, prior to the pandemic, the gap between poorer pupils and their peers was 22-23 months in Wales and about 18 months in England.

The gap has narrowed slightly in both countries since 2011, but the EPI said progress seems to have “stalled of late”.

Read the full article in the Guardian here.