We are determined to break the cycle of inequality in education.
Too many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds do not achieve their full potential - at school and when transitioning to further education, training, or employment.
WHY DO WE
In the UK today, the income of the family you are born into is still the strongest indicator of where you will end up. Young people from low-income backgrounds are less likely to do well at school, less likely to progress to higher education and less likely to enter secure and fulfilling employment.
These inequalities are laid bare when a young person turns 16. The decisions they make at this critical juncture have consequences that last a lifetime. Too many are deprived of the guidance and networks they need to make informed decisions about their future.
THE STUDENTS AT THIS SCHOOL HAVE HIGH ASPIRATIONS.
BUT UNFORTUNATELY THEY DON'T HAVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES THAT OTHER STUDENTS IN OTHER SCHOOLS HAVE.
OMAR DERIA, HEADTEACHER
THE CUMBERLAND SCHOOL