Concern that brightest pupils are 'underachieving'

Sir Michael Wilshaw, the chief inspector of schools, told the Sunday Telegraph:

I am concerned that our most able pupils are not doing as well as they should be.

Are schools pushing them in the way they should be pushed and are pushed in the independent sector and in the selective system?

I am as concerned as the next person on the issue of social mobility.

Are our children and our children from the poorest backgrounds who are naturally bright doing as well as they should?

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Schools 'holding back' brightest

The chief inspector of schools has warned that state schools are holding back some of the country's brightest pupils. Sir Michael Wilshaw told the Telegraph he was 'concerned our most able pupils are not doing as well as they should be.'