What is educational disadvantage?
Nationally 65% of pupils leave school with five A*-C GCSEs including English and maths but only 32% of pupils receiving Free School Meals achieve this benchmark. Only 35% of pupils from low income backgrounds meet expected grades in reading, writing and maths on leaving primary school. This means that the circumstances we are born into predict our chances of success in life. While there are many factors that contribute to all of these statistics, the bottom line is that it’s not fair and we should all be working towards a solution.
Fair Education Alliance
Action Tutoring is also a proud member of the Fair Education Alliance; working towards a world where our education system is fair – where children’s educational success is not limited by their socio-economic background. This is a world where disadvantage no longer determines literacy and numeracy rates at primary school, GCSE attainment at secondary school, the emotional wellbeing and resilience of young people, participation in further education or employment based training and university graduation.