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Born in the wrong place for a good school?

Born in the wrong place for a good school?

There is a widening geographical divide in access to high-performing schools in England, says a report from the Education Policy Institute.

Between 2010 and 2015, London took an increasing share of the secondary schools where pupils were most likely to make good progress.

But the report says areas in the North and North East were being left behind.

A Department for Education spokeswoman said social mobility plans would help chances to be spread more evenly.

The report picks up on concerns about social mobility now being increasingly affected by where families live - with disadvantaged youngsters in London having a much better chance of going to good schools than similarly deprived pupils in other parts of the country.

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