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Evidence Summary: Poverty Proofing Education

Education Reform
14 June 2024 Karen Wespieser

Poverty Proofing Education: A Society-Wide Approach

In April 2024, the House of Lords released a report that estimated 4.3 million, or 30% of all children in the UK were living in relatively low-income households. There are numerous poverty-driven challenges that young people and their families face when trying to access education. The impact of these challenges is clear in educational outcomes: 57% of non-disadvantaged pupils achieve a grade 5 in English and maths GCSE, compared to 30% of disadvantaged pupils. Teachers are working hard to remove these barriers which prevent full access to education.