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Missing talent: how to stop bright kids falling behind

New research shows that poorer pupils and boys are particularly likely to fall through the cracks

By Lee Elliot Major  

All Souls College, Oxford: " © Bill Tyne

Every year there are 7,000 high achievers at primary school—pupils scoring in the top 10 per cent nationally in their Key Stage 2 tests—whose GCSE results five years later will place them outside the top 25 per cent of pupils.

Here’s who this “missing talent” is likely to be: If you are from a…

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