A sink school is a school that is noted for its underachievement.
The reported causes for the emergence of sink schools vary. It includes admission codes wherein some schools get a privileged access to the most gifted potential students, funding inadequacies, or unsuitable curriculum.
- Potts, Patricia (1995). Equality and Diversity in Education. p. 27.
- Smith, Emma (2012). Key Issues in Education and Social Justice. p. 41.