Disadvantage Gap Data Tool

Every year at the Education Policy Institute, we publish our flagship Annual Report on the state of education in England, which examines the gap in educational attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their more affluent peers. Our authoritative research and “disadvantage gap” measure is regarded as a leading indicator of social mobility.
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Our Annual Report considers the disadvantage gap nationally, as well as at a local level, across different school subjects, and among different groups of pupils – including by varying levels of disadvantage. Our latest 2020 Report found that at a national level, the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers has stopped closing for the first time in a decade: disadvantaged pupils in England are 18.1 months of learning behind their peers by the time they finish their GCSEs – the same gap as five years ago.

You can explore all the data from our latest Annual Report with our Interactive Disadvantage Gap Data Tool. Our tool allows users to explore a number of different gap measures through different data breakdowns – which can also be downloaded..

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