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Left behind white pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds


The Education Committee is to investigate the issues faced by disadvantaged groups, with an initial inquiry into the educational underachievement of white pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds including white working class pupils.

This inquiry will examine the extent of the achievement gap between this group and their peers and how it is measured, alongside a consideration of the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. It will also look at what the priorities should be for tackling this issue.

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry.

Read an interactive summary of our report published on 22 June 2021.