England behind other developed countries in maths performance of disadvantaged pupils

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Maths performance of disadvantaged pupils in England ranks in the lower half of developed countries, new analysis by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) and UCL Institute of Education (IOE) reveals.

The report shows that England’s disadvantaged pupils lag behind several other Western nations including Estonia, Canada, the Netherlands and Ireland, achieving around a third of a grade lower (on average).

Disadvantaged pupils in Asian nations of Macao, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan are even further ahead – with England performing around half a grade lower in maths.

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