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What works for white British boys – Case study: Turves Green Boys' School

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  • Date: August 2010
  • Programme: Narrowing the gaps
  • Topic/theme: White British boys
  • Number in series: 7
  • School name: Turves Green Boys' School
  • Local authority: Birmingham
  • Phase: Secondary

Context of the school

Turves Green Boys' School is a successful specialist technology college. It serves a disadvantaged area of Birmingham close to the former MG Rover car factory at Longbridge and provides education for over 600 pupils, most of whom are white British boys. Almost a third of pupils are eligible for free school meals.