Ofsted boss: Brexit vote linked to poor school performance
1 December 2016 Last updated at 08:15 GMT
The Chief Inspector of Schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, says the Government must make it a priority to improve the performance of failing schools in the north of England and the Midlands.
He says the issue is fuelling the sense of a divided nation.
Sir Michael says the failure to provide a good education may have contributed to the alienation and frustration expressed by some parents during the EU referendum.