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White low-income family pupils.

White low-income family pupils.

Cast your mind back 18 months ago to July 2016, to Theresa May’s first speech as Prime Minister.

In setting out her priorities for government and personal mission to tackle our country’s deep seated social mobility problem – she highlighted one shocking stat: “If you’re a white, working-class boy, you’re less likely than anybody else in Britain to go to university.”



And while last week’s GCSE data showed some small improvements in results for poorer pupils, the figures shone more light on the struggles of the white pupils from low-income communities.

This year is the first time pupils with English as an additional language (EAL) did better than native speakers on every measure reported by the Department for Education.

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