Gap between rich and poor at school

A children's charity is warning that there is a still a big gap between how well rich and poor children are doing at school.

Save the Children say GCSE results in Gloucestershire show that only 23% of the poorest children in the county managed five good GCSE passes, that is compared to 60% of their better-off classmates - a gap of 37%.

The charity claims to have found a link between levels of deprivation at home and a child's academic achievement in the classroom with those receiving free school meals far less likely to achieve five A*- C grades than their wealthier classmates.

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Save the Children is calling on people in Gloucestershire to write to their local candidates at the general election, to ask them to look into the gap in local children's education.

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