EBacc: Social Mobility and Justice

Part of Education – in the House of Commons on 6th December 2021.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

I support a relentless focus on standards in the core academic subjects, but resources also count. Given that Institute for Fiscal Studies analysis shows that the most deprived secondary schools saw a 14% real-terms fall in spending per pupil between 2009-10 and 2019-20, can the Secretary of State say whether that disparity in investment has improved or harmed social mobility and social justice?