White working class pupils most deprived in UK

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White working class pupils most deprived in UK

A report last year found white working-class children are being left behind by the school system and face a lifetime of economic disadvantage.

The report said that help to raise educational standards is often targeted at ethnically diverse areas and pupils from minority backgrounds.

The research, submitted to the Commons Education Select Committee, revealed white pupils eligible for free school meals are half as likely as their peers from poor ethnic minority backgrounds to achieve strong passes in the eight GCSEs used in school league tables.

Despite this, Dulwich College and Winchester College refused to set up scholarships for poor white children worth £1.2million.

They said they could not attach a racial element to any bursary after enquiries by mathematician Sir Bryan Thwaites.

Meanwhile, rapper Stormzy has set up and funds a scholarship to Cambridge University for black students!

 

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