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Pupils: Disadvantaged

Question for Department for Education

UIN 73128, tabled on 27 October 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will publish a regional breakdown of the disadvantage gap index published in the most recent provisional key stage 4 data release.

Answered on

2 November 2022

The disadvantage gap index is designed as a national level indicator, and no regional breakdowns are produced or published.

The provisional Key Stage 4 data release on 20 October 2022 contains regional level data for both disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils, and this covers a number of headline measures, including Attainment 8 and the percentage of pupils achieving grades 9-5 in English and mathematics. This data shows the disadvantage gap at a regional level, but with a different methodology from the gap index. This can be found within the ‘Key Stage 4 local authority characteristics data’ downloadable file on the Key Stage 4 performance page, which can be accessed here: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/key-stage-4-performance-revised/2021-22.

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