Black pupils’ charity will now help white children

According to TES, a charity that helps black pupils to attend top universities has said it will now shift its focus to assist “working class white young people” instead.

Generating Genius, which identifies gifted black pupils and helps them to win places at top universities to study STEM courses, will now work with disadvantaged white pupils “who have been left behind” according to its founder Tony Sewell.

The news follows reports that two leading private schools – Winchester and Dulwich College – refused an offer of a £1.2 million scholarship scheme aimed at working-class white boys.

Desmond Deehan, head of Townley Grammar School in Bexleyheath, South London, reportedly said that “schools that find it harder to make sufficient progress frequently have white working-class populations within them that are underachieving”.

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