Research has shown that poorer pupils are much less likely to attend an Ofsted rated 'outstanding' setting than those from the richest families.
With appeals to admission panels notoriously difficult to successfully appeal, this is an even more worrying statistic.
That said, however, we are able to offer advice on the issue and the evidence required. We can also assist in cases, should this be required.
It is important that all children are accessing quality education and that this is maintained throughout their school life.
Only 15% of children from the poorest 30% of families currently attend a primary school rated as outstanding by Ofsted inspectors, compared with 27% of children from the richest 30% of families. Eleven per cent of children from the poorest families attend a primary school rated as inadequate or requiring improvement, Ofsted’s two lowest tiers, compared with 6% of children from the richest households. “These figures show that social mobility remains a serious issue in our country,” said Brett Wigdortz, the chief executive of TeachFirst.