Class divide in boys’ reading skills shown in PISA scores

Research for the educational charity the Sutton Trust has shown that the gap between the reading abilities of boys from the poorest households in Scotland - compared to those from the richest homes - is the largest in the developed world.

In Scotland the gap in reading is two years and eleven months. The Scottish Minister for Learning responded to the findings by saying that the curriculum for excellence is helping to raise standards and that closing the education gap is a key priority.