Education of disadvantaged children

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

Guidance and regulation

  1. Promoting the education of looked-after and previously looked-after children
  2. Designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children
  3. 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

News and communications

  1. Drive to create more good school places for families

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  2. Multi-million fund to boost children's early language skills

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  3. Fund for bright disadvantaged pupils launched

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  4. Funding boost for cross Commonwealth scholarship fund

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
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Policy and engagement

  1. Analysing family circumstances and education
  1. Review of Children in Need

    • Department for Education
    • Policy paper
  2. Social mobility and opportunity areas

    • Department for Education
    • Policy paper
  3. Improving social mobility through education

    • Department for Education
    • Policy paper
  4. Social mobility: response to the select committee report

    • Department for Education
    • Policy paper
See all policy and engagement

Transparency

  1. Absence rates by gender, age and free school meal status

    • Department for Education
    • Transparency
  2. Race Disparity Audit

    • Cabinet Office, Department for Education, Department of Health and Social Care, Ministry of Justice, Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street, and Race Disparity Unit
    • Research
  3. Economic value of GCSEs: region and disadvantage

    • Department for Education
    • Transparency
  4. Education statistics by LA district and pupil disadvantage

    • Department for Education
    • Transparency
  5. Outcomes for children looked after by LAs: 31 March 2016

    • Department for Education
    • National statistics
See all transparency