White working-class children 'performing worst at school'

Just under a third (32%) of white British children from poor backgrounds got at least five C grades at GCSE, including English and maths last year, according to a report.

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Almost a third of poor white children 'got five GCSEs'

Just under a third (32%) of white British children from poor backgrounds got at least five C grades at GCSE, including English and maths last year, according to a report.

  • However, 61.5% of poor children from an Indian background walked away with the same GCSE results.
  • While 76.8% of poor children from a Chinese background achieved the same marks.
  • The gap in results between poor white children and their richer classmates has hardly changed in the last seven years, the report said.
  • While the attainment of poor children from other ethnic backgrounds is improving faster than that of poor white children.

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