Tag Archives: disadvantage

Newham’s outstanding record of widening participation

Disadvantaged young people in Newham are more than twice as likely to progress to university than in England as a whole and their progression rate is the 4th highest of all local authorities in the country. The ‘disadvantage gap’ between … Continue reading

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Reducing London’s disadvantage gap.

There is much talk of the educational performance gap between disadvantaged students, eligible for free school meals (FSM), and their peers. One measure of success for sixth form students is progression to university of students reaching the end of their … Continue reading

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NewVIc: highest number of disadvantaged students going to university

Which sixth forms help the most disadvantaged students progress to university? The latest university progression data has just been published. This relates to sixth form students who completed their advanced qualifications in 2012. The figures include the numbers of students … Continue reading

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Which counts most 16-18: disadvantage or prior achievement?

What are the respective impacts of socio-economic disadvantage and prior achievement on student success post-16? We now have measures which help us to understand and compare both. These data are very useful at institutional level to establish the difference between … Continue reading

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