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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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Ofsted head: Schools 'not doing well enough'

Too many non-selective schools are failing to nurture scholasticexcellence. While the best of these schools provide excellent opportunities,many of our most able students receive mediocre provision.

Put simply, they are not doing well enough because theirsecondary schools fail to challenge and support them sufficiently from thebeginning.

– Ofsted's chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw

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