Education: Boys

Department for Education written question – answered at on 28 February 2024.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the educational attainment of white working class boys.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds Minister of State (Education)

‘Working class’ is not a characteristic used by the department in monitoring pupil attainment. Disaggregated data at a national level for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4 is available for pupil characteristics by gender, disadvantage, free school meal eligibility, ethnicity, special educational need status and month of birth.

The latest Key Stage 2 data is available at:

The latest Key Stage 4 data is available at:

The government has long-standing programmes designed to close the educational attainment gap and improve the education of all children and young people, whatever their background or circumstance.

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