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Closing the gap in primary schools

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Last updated on 17 January 2017
School types: All · School phases: Primary
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How can primary schools raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils? In this article, we refer to research and guidance on how schools can close the attainment gap and improve attainment. We also look at how schools can use the pupil premium to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

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  1. 1 Research report: good practice on closing the gap
  2. 2 Classroom strategies for closing the gap
  3. 3 Using the pupil premium to close the gap
  4. 4 Strategies for raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils
  5. 5 Strategies for improving social mobility

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