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National Primary school tables: Poor pupils won't catch up for 50 years

BBC News analysis of latest primary school data suggests it will take 50 years to close the achievement gap between England's rich and poor pupils.

There analysts say that if the pace of change remains the same as it has done since 2011, poor pupils will not catch up until 2070, it shows.

This year, 51% of the poorest pupils reached the expected level in their national end-of-primary school tests.

This compares with 70% of their better-off peers, leaving a gap of 19 percentage points

Residents can check how schools in their area have performed through the BBC's postcode search

Overall, Wirral pupils perform close to the national average for those grouped as state-funded schools and then all-schools