EBacc: Social Mobility and Justice

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

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Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Secretary of State for Education

I am grateful for the hon. Member’s question. I hope that he backs the record investment in education—£86 billion—that the Chancellor provided in the Budget. The Sutton Trust—I hope the hon. Member appreciates its research—suggests that, in 2016, the 300 schools that had increased EBacc take-up were more likely to achieve good GCSEs in mathematics and English, with pupil premium pupils benefiting the most. That is real levelling up from this Government.