The problem: educational inequality in the UK
Parental income is still the strongest indicator of how well a child will achieve at school and how much they will earn in later life.
At every stage of their education, a child from a low-income family is less likely to succeed.
They are less likely to pass their GCSEs, secure a university or apprenticeship place and progress to sustained, good quality employment.
Over the course of their lifetimes this achievement gap perpetuates, often leading to cycles of low-paid work with few opportunities for carer progression.
It's a cycle we are determined to break.
2 in 3
pupils on free school meals fail to achieve basic GCSEs
earn less than £21,000 per annum aged 26
as likely to go to univeristy
as likely to be out of education, employment or training