The findings of a report conducted by the Sutton Trust into
the educational achievements of working-class and poor children compared with
their better-off peers were recently published.
The Trust tested three-year-olds to determine their intellectual
capabilities, their intelligence and ‘brightness’ in other words. It may come
as no surprise to learn that those children who came out top but were from
working-class families had, by the age of seven, fallen far behind children from middle-class and well-off families
who had been in the bottom segment at the age of three.