Students in British church schools a year ahead

07/29/2005 | BBC

A new study from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research found that 11-year-olds at religious schools in Britain were on average one year ahead of peers in general state schools, while children in the bottom 25% of the class at church schools were 18 months ahead of low-achieving students in local schools. Researchers think home backgrounds, the absence of unruly students and church schools' more selective admissions could explain the difference.

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