14/08/2014 12:47 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Mid-Term School Moves Affect Poorer Children's Education

Poorer kids who move school mid-term could be left disadvantaged warns expert

Disadvantaged pupils who switch schools mid-year may 'fall between the cracks' claims the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

Research undertaken by the society also suggests that mid-year school admissions may rise as cuts to public spending and benefits prompt cash-strapped families to move to cheaper areas.

The RSA's analysis of school census data for England found that pupils who receive free school meals - a key measure of poverty - are 40VIRTUAL-Gallery-167179VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%