Recent studies have shown in which part of England schoolchildren are least successful in school and have little chance to enter the university.
According to data, students of public schools in the north-west and north-east of England, as well as in Yorkshire and Humber have much worse results in their studies than schoolchildren in other regions of the country. Graduates of these schools drop out early and do not enter higher education.
The report of the Children's Commissioner, Anne Longfield, says that a child who studies at Hackney State School in London has three times more chances to enter the university than a graduate from a school in Hartlepool.
Students from London public schools have 40% more chances to successfully pass the GCSE math exam than children in the North.
More than half of schools in the northern regions of the country were defined below the "good" level. According to Anne Longfield, it is associated with weak leadership, poor management and difficulties in recruiting. She also added: "Children in the north of the country grow and are proud of the place where they were born and live. They need a future in which they will be next to their family and loved ones, so they need decent jobs. The state should provide children with quality education and promising opportunity for which they hope."
Anne Longfield's report indicates that many students of "northern" schools do not get education until age 18 and decide to go on low-paid and unpromising work. In turn, a government representative said that investments in schools in the north are received regularly. He said: "Our Northern Powerhouse program includes £3.4 billion investments to stimulate the local economy, of which £12 million will be allocated to improve the education system."