Insight brief

Schools, attainment and the role of higher education

Disparities between the attainment of pupils start in primary school, but their effects are complex and lasting. They can affect individuals’ participation and performance in higher education and their prospects in later life. Universities and colleges are working with schools and other organisations to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and thus improve their chances of going on to higher education, a good degree and a graduate-level job. But there is more that they can do, and our regulation will continue to actively encourage this.

7 April 2022
Last updated 10 May 2022

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