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Disadvantaged white boys least likely to progress to university

Government data show proportion of black students entering higher education has also fallen

White British males who are eligible for free school meals are the least likely of the main ethnic groups in England to progress to higher education by the age of 19, according to government figures.

Just 12.7 per cent of pupils in that demographic entered higher education in 2018-19, the Department for Education data show—down from 12.8 per cent last year.

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