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Deaf children fall further behind because of funding cuts.

Deaf children fall further behind because of funding cuts.

Deaf children are falling further behind their hearing classmates at A-level amid government funding cuts, an analysis has found.                                                                                         

Almost six in 10 (58.8 per cent) deaf pupils in England failed to achieve more than one A-level by the age of 19 last year, the highest proportion since 2012, the latest figures show.                                                                                           

Students with no special educational needs (SEN) opened up the biggest attainment gap – 23.5 percentage points – over their deaf peers for six years, the analysis of government data has revealed.

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