Vani Borooah

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Crowded classroom where 248 children are taught at once in a Belfast school: Northern Ireland urgently needs to reform its educational system to deliver better results for children of all abilities and backgrounds.

At the birth of the State, the education system north and south of the Border was similar, with universal free primary education, and a fee-paying pos(...)

Prof Vani Borooah, of Ulster University, said there was no performance gap between pupils receiving free school meals and their peers in London because they were generally drawn from the new immigrant community who “may be poor in income but they are rich in aspiration”.  Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

A focus on religious segregation in schools in Northern Ireland has masked a deeper division based on pupils’ income, according to new research prese(...)