An article on whether the quality of school, as rated by Ofsted, has a link with rates of imprisonment for young people. This piece combines Office for National Statistics (ONS) analysis with quotes from people working with students at risk of becoming involved in crime and considers elements such as poverty, urbanisation and growing up in care.
The links between young people being imprisoned, pupil background and school quality
We find that going to a lower-quality school, as rated by Ofsted, is one of the many factors linked with a higher likelihood of someone being imprisoned. The impact of school quality is comparably low. We also look at the issues of poverty and growing up in care and include the thoughts of people working with at-risk students.
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Changes to this release date
- Previous date:
- 26 January 2023 09:30
- Reason for change:
- The publication date of this release has been changed to ensure the publication is not released the same day as the publication of Office for National Statistics (ONS) crime releases and Home Office crime statistics. As this release is also related to the justice system, though it has different coverage, publishing this release on a different date as the aforementioned minimises the risk of misreporting or misrepresenting the figures, and aids public understanding.