Education of disadvantaged children

Widening participation, funding for children in deprived areas. Improving attainment in schools for looked-after children.


  1. If your child is taken into care

    What happens when a child is taken into care - who is responsible for what, care proceedings, care orders, going to court and the role of Cafcass

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children
  2. Promoting the education of looked-after and previously looked-after children
  3. Opportunity areas grant: S31 grant determination and letters
  4. Service Pupil Premium (SPP)
  5. Setting up school partnerships
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News and communications

  1. Mentoring schemes and top scholarships for children in care
  2. Thousands of new places created in Outstanding schools
  3. £5 million to non-formal education across Lebanon
  4. 'Opportunities Through Apprenticeships' project is launched
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Research and statistics

  1. Opportunity area programme: research and analysis
  2. Race Disparity Audit
  3. Secondary school choice and selection: national preferences data
  4. School culture and practice: supporting disadvantaged pupils
  5. Academic performance of disadvantaged pupils in and out of London
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Analysing family circumstances and education
  2. Social mobility and opportunity areas
  3. The future of the Social Mobility Commission
  4. Review of Children in Need
  5. Improving social mobility through education
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Holiday Activities and Food: 2018 programme
  2. Absence rates by gender, age and free school meal status
  3. Economic value of GCSEs: region and disadvantage
  4. Education statistics by LA district and pupil disadvantage
  5. Pupil premium: schools with good disadvantaged pupil results
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