2017 Inquiry - the 'regional attainment gap'

The APPG on Social Mobility was formed in 2011 to “discuss and promote the cause of social mobility; to raise issues of concern and help inform policy makers and opinion formers.”   We seek to investigate the challenges for policymakers to ensure life chances are not limited by background.

Following the successful inquiry into the barriers facing young people from disadvantaged backgrounds accessing the top professions, the APPG is launching its 2017 inquiry this November.  This time, the APPG will be looking at the gap in attainment between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and those from more affluent backgrounds and why this gap is more pronounced in different parts of the country.

The first session will be a short introduction to why the regional attainment gap exists.  Leading academics will join us to discuss the main reasons for the attainment gap as well as exploring the fluctuations in the attainment gap based on different factors.

For more information, please contact Julie Spencer, (spencerj@parliament.uk) PA to Justin Madders MP, Chair Social Mobility APPG.