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Approaches to supporting disadvantaged pupils

Research into how secondary schools across England have supported the most academically able disadvantaged pupils.


Research to understand successful approaches to supporting the most academically able disadvantaged pupils

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This research took place in the spring and summer terms of 2017 to 2018. It aimed to identify what secondary schools were doing to support disadvantaged high attaining pupils from key stage 2 to key stage 4.

The research included:

  • a survey to understand the types of support provided by schools
  • interviews and case study work in schools with established support in place

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