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CentrePiece Article
'Excellence in Cities'
Sandra McNally
December 2005
Paper No' CEPCP192:
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CentrePiece 10 (3) Winter 2005

The government's Excellence in Cities policy has improved the educational outcomes for secondary school pupils in disadvantaged areas, according to new economic research by Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Costas Meghir. But the study also shows that the educational benefits are not equally distributed: the most disadvantaged schools benefit and the effect is concentrated among pupils of medium to high ability.

'Excellence in Cities: Evaluation of an Education Policy in Disadvantaged Areas' by Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Costas Meghir is the final report of the economic evaluation of EiC for the Department for Education and Skills.The study was joint work between CEP and the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).