Schools should channel university scholarships to poorest pupils

21 Jul 2011

All schools in England should channel university scholarships to their poorest pupils, the deputy Liberal Democrat leader Simon Hughes has said. This would end the situation where some schools sent ‘no pupils’ to university.

Hughes recommends that primary schools should as a minimum arrange for 10 and 11 year olds careers events where parents and others come in to talk to pupils about their jobs, and give pupils the opportunity to ask questions about how to obtain and qualify for them.

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