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Poorer GCSE pupils in Cambridgeshire more than 18 months behind richer classmates

Disadvantaged secondary school pupils in Cambridgeshire are more than 18 months behind their better-off peers, new research reveals.

The Education Policy Institute said the failure to close the national attainment gap will alarm policymakers and undermine Prime Minister Boris Johnson's "levelling up" agenda.

Their annual report shows disadvantaged GCSE students in Cambridgeshire were 20.8 months of learning behind their better-off peers nationally in 2019.

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