School performance in coastal communities
The poor performance of schools in coastal areas has attracted increasing attention. While this poorer performance has partly been attributed to the higher proportion of disadvantaged pupils in coastal schools, such pupils appear to fare worse than similarly disadvantaged pupils in other geographical areas (Ofsted, 2013). This project is undertaking quantitative analysis of performance of schools in small coastal towns in England, in order to explore variation in performance among coastal schools and to better understand the factors underlying this.
This project is funded by the Department for Education. It began in November 2015 and will be completed by Spring 2016.