A Community News Portal, Bringing The Asian Diaspora On The Web

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Tue, 21 April, 2015 | Rajab 2, 1436 Hijri
Latest News

Sharp fall noticed in educational standard among poorer classes

News Desk, London
Saturday, 30 July, 2011 12:25:47 PM

A fresh research study has made a shocking revelation where three in five youngsters from poorer segments of society do not master educational basics before starting secondary school.

The report compiled by Sutton Trust’s Education Endowment Fund (EEF) showed that the gap between poor and better-off youngsters is widening to an alarming proportion.

The report showed that the number of children receiving free school meals but unable to read, write and do sums is growing fast. More surprising is that the pupils from poor white families lag behind their peers from other ethnic communities.

Sir Peter Lampl, chairman of the EEF and the Sutton Trust, said the research was 'a stark reminder of the inequalities facing poor pupils in this country'.

He added: 'Too little is known about what works in raising the achievement of the poorest pupils and it is incumbent on us to help address this.'

The research looked at performance among children on free school meals at schools which had failed to meet Government targets for 11-year-olds and GCSE result despite allocating billions of pounds on schemes intended to raise standard of education in poor stratum of the society.

On the contrary better off youngsters were found to be three times more likely to reach minimum educational standard at GCSE than their poorer peers (61 percent, compared with 19 percent).

Also in the news

Rakhi Sawant inspired by Kim Kardashian

Rakhi Sawant recently shocked the makers of her new show Gajab Desh Ki Ajab Kahaniyan by demanding C-string panties.

Rioters will face full force of law: Cameron

David Cameron has warned the London rioters of a stern punitive action saying “you will feel the full force of the law and if you are old enough to commit these crimes you are old enough to face the punishment.”

Netan becomes first British Asian to play in Cypriot league

Netan Sansara has signed for PAEEK in Cyprus, becoming the first British Asian footballer to play in the Mediterranean country.

Holiday season health and beauty tips

Maintain your health and natural beauty at all times with the help of the following tips as beauty should never be put on hold.

Go To Top Go To Top