The attainment hole between deprived main college pupils and their better-off friends has widened to its largest stage in 10 years.
The federal government mentioned the info, printed at this time, steered that disruption to studying throughout the Covid-19 pandemic “has had a higher influence on deprived pupils”.
Headline key stage 2 SATs outcomes had been printed earlier this 12 months, however at this time’s publication breaks the info down by pupil and college attribute.
The info reveals the drawback hole index, utilized by authorities to trace the hole between poorer and better-off pupils, elevated to three.21 this 12 months.
The hole had decreased between 2011 and 2018, “indicating that the hole in attainment between deprived pupils and different pupils was changing into smaller”, and remained at an analogous stage between 2018 and 2019.
The hole this 12 months is the most important since 2012.
Headline information printed earlier this 12 months confirmed attainment fell for all pupils in all topics besides studying. Nonetheless, at this time’s information reveals the attainment of deprived pupils fell additional than for different pupils, widening the drawback hole.
Simply 43% of poorer pupils attain ‘anticipated customary’
The proportion of non-disadvantaged pupils assembly the “anticipated customary” in studying, writing and maths fell from 71 per cent in 2019 to 65 per cent this 12 months, whereas the drop for poorer pupils was from 51 to 43 per cent.
In studying, whereas the proportion of non-disadvantaged pupils assembly the anticipated customary rose from 78 to 80 per cent, the proportion of deprived pupils reaching the milestone stayed the identical, at 62 per cent.
In writing, poorer pupils’ attainment fell from 68 to 55 per cent, whereas better-off pupils fell from 83 to 75 per cent.
And in maths, the proportion of deprived pupils assembly the anticipated customary dropped from 67 to 56 per cent, in comparison with 84 to 78 per cent amongst non-disadvantaged pupils.
As in earlier years, attainment is greater in London than different areas (65 per cent vs 56 to 59 per cent), and in free colleges (63 per cent), converter academies (61 per cent) and LA-maintained colleges (60 per cent) than in sponsored academies (54 per cent).
Gender and SEND hole slender
Immediately’s information can be damaged down by gender, and reveals attainment fell amongst all pupils, however barely extra amongst women, although they nonetheless outperform boys in all topics besides maths.
This led to the gender hole between girls and boys closing from 10 proportion factors to 9.
The proportion of boys assembly the anticipated customary in studying, writing and maths fell from 60 to 54 per cent, whereas for ladies the drop was 70 per cent to 63 per cent.
There stays a big hole in attainment between pupils with particular academic wants and disabilities (SEND) and people with out, although it too narrowed barely this 12 months as a result of attainment fell additional for these with out SEND.
The proportion of pupils with SEND assembly the anticipated customary fell from 22 to 18 per cent, whereas the proportion of non-SEND pupils reaching the milestone dropped from 74 to 69 per cent.
The autumn in attainment was additionally bigger amongst pupils whose first language is English, at 65 to 58 per cent, than for these with a primary language aside from English (64 to 60 per cent).