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Pupils: Parents

Question for Department for Education

UIN 169589, tabled on 3 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of parental aspiration on children's progress in schools.

Answered on

11 September 2018

The Department has recently completed an analysis of Key Stage 4 attainment and progress, exploring the relationship of pupils’ personal and family background, including an assessment of parental aspirations and their children’s progress between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4. The analysis draws on data collected through the second Longitudinal Study of Young People in England, which has followed the development of a cohort of young people from Year 9 to the end of Key Stage 4 and beyond. The results of this analysis will be published in October 2018.