New Study: where you live can affect your child’s education

January 15th 2016
By: Melanie Hollidge

In Surrey we are lucky to have some of the best schools in the UK, which is good news, as according to a new study, children’s performance at school is more dependant on the schools they attend, than parental income.
The new study carried out by The Social Market Foundation has discovered that where you live has a much bigger influence on children than the achievement of the previous generations. The researches looked at a cross section of children born between 1970 and 2000 and found regional differences have become much bigger over the past 30 years.
Pupils in London and surrounding areas are attaining much better results than those who live in other areas, such as Yorkshire and Humber who are achieving the lowest results.
Think-tank director Emran Mian told the Daily Mail: ‘While parental income remains very important, this new research shows that where you live plays a bigger role in determining educational achievement.Our new research also shows that the story around ethnic origin and education has become much more complex.'
The study found that between 2013 and 2014, 70% of 16-year-olds in London achieved five good GCSEs on average compared to 63% in Yorkshire and Humber. The study stated that although family background still remains important, but the findings suggest that the geographical area that a child comes from has become more important.
If you would like to find out more about schools in the Surrey area then why not pop into your local branch of Goodfellows or give us a call on 0845 3727070.

Source: Daily Mail