Education secretary demands action on low number of ‘white British disadvantaged boys’ going to university

The education secretary will say that the UK’s schooling system must be challenged over why “white British disadvantaged boys” are the least likely of any ethnic group to make it to university.

Officials said Damian Hinds would push university and business leaders to take action over the issue at a meeting on Monday, as he also announces £24m to boost standards in the northeast of England.

The Independent reported earlier this year how the number of white people accepted at universities has dropped despite an overall rise in UK students. Read More.