Primary schools in the same neighbourhoods in Bristol have vastly different proportions of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Every year, the Department for Education releases performance tables showing how well each primary school has done for the last academic year.
The figures, which are released ahead of the January 15 deadline for reception places, show the annual SATs results and includes the percentage of Year Six children who are from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In Bristol, 37 per cent of 37,257 children take free school meals (FSM) - higher than the national average.
Bucking the trend in Bristol
Across the country, schools with high numbers of disadvantaged pupils are struggling to reach the Government’s standard in reading, writing and maths.
In some schools in Bristol where over half of students receive free school meals, children are achieving beyond the odds. Oasis Academy Long Cross is one such school and is 5th best with a 68% SATs pass rate. The average pass rate for Bristol is 63%.
Oasis Community Learning is determined to raise the educational bar for all our students and to close the educational gap that exists between disadvantaged students and their more privileged counterparts.
Our academies are in five main regions of England, providing either primary, secondary, all-through education or special education.
Our strong ethos is integral to our educational provision – it is an expression of our character, a statement of who we are and therefore the lens through which we assess all that we do.