Educational Inequality in the UK

Education Outpost

Educational inequality is a prevailing issue in the United Kingdom as demonstrated in the document ‘An Unfair Start’ published by UNICEF in 2018. It scrutinised 41 countries that are members of the EU or OECD and highlighted the link between a child’s achievement and factors like parental occupation and gender. Although since 2011 the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving children has been closing, the UK placed 16th in terms of inequality in UNICEF’s report meaning there is still much to do, especially since the outbreak of the Coronavirus in late 2019.

Once the doors of schools closed for the first time to most pupils in March 2020, the disparity between richer and poorer background students began to widen as a result of the disproportionate availability of online learning. According to figures published in the Guardian, the gap has grown by 46% in just a year, with socio-economic…

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