This report highlights disparities in children’s participation rates across a wide range of extra-curricular activities depending on their social background.
The Social Mobility Commission recommends that the government, schools and voluntary organisations:
- introduce a national extra-curricular bursary scheme for disadvantaged families
- provide funding to develop and extend voluntary sector initiatives that allow access to activities
- increase the capacity of schools to provide extra-curricular activities and provision of extra information
- improve data collection and continue research into soft skills development