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Why do faith secondary schools have advantaged intakes? The relative importance of neighbourhood characteristics, social background and religious identification amongst parents

Allen, Rebecca and West, Anne (2011) Why do faith secondary schools have advantaged intakes? The relative importance of neighbourhood characteristics, social background and religious identification amongst parents. British Educational Research Journal, 37 (4). pp. 691-712. ISSN 0141-1926

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Additional Information: This paper explores reasons why secondary schools with a religious character have pupil intakes that are of a higher social background and ability than their secular counterparts. We show that this is especially true across all regions in England once the characteristics of the pupils living in the local neighbourhoods are taken into account. Data from the National Pupil Database and the Longitudinal Survey of Young People in England are combined to show that likely reasons for this are complex. Policy implications regarding the state-funding of faith schools are discussed.
Controlled Keywords: Faith School, Public policy analysis, 11 - 16, England
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Quantitative Social Science
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (1)
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2011 09:02
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2013 13:54
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/6751
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