Tuesday 20 May 2014

Academy Schools Disproportionately Serve Wealthy Families

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Schools granted academy status by the Coalition government are disproportionately serving pupils from wealthier families, figures obtained by BuzzFeed show.

According to Department for Education statistics, schools granted academy status by the Coalition are taking well under half as many pupils from low-income backgrounds as academies set up under Labour.

The figures, obtained by BuzzFeed, show that only 11.1% of pupils at academies set up under the Coalition’s conversion programme receive free school meals, compared to 27.7% of children who attend academies set up under the last Labour government.

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