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Clever pupils 'being let down'

Ofsted have claimed a culture of low expectations in state schools is causing some of the country's most able pupils to underachieve.

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Clever students let down by 'low expectations'

Ofsted have warned that many of England's most able pupils are being failed by a culture of low expectations.

The report found that in non-selective schools, 65 per cent of pupils who achieved top levels in English and Maths in primary school did not gain an A or A* at GCSE.

The education watchdog called on schools to do more to challenge the minds of the brightest pupils and to consider streaming pupils when they first start secondary school.

ITV News reporter Martha Fairlie reports:

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