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Christian children 'least likely to go to university'

25/07/2011 Joanna
Teenagers who are Christian or atheist are less likely to go to university than people from Hindu and Muslim backgrounds, it has been revealed.

Figures from the Department for Education show that three in four Hindu children enter higher education, compared to 45 per cent of students who describe themselves as being of Christian faith.

It was found that 63 per cent of Sikh youngsters go to university, as well as 53 per cent of young Muslims.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, a representative of the Catholic Education Service said: "Catholic schools regularly outperform other schools in terms of levels of attainment at key stage two, GCSEs and A-levels. We also seek to encourage our kids to choose whatever line they would like, be it university, apprenticeships or work."

The study also found that white teenagers are less likely to go to university than their Indian and Pakistani peers.

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