The delivery plans for the 12 opportunity areas outline how we plan to build young people’s knowledge and skills and provide them with the best advice and opportunities.
Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential
Opportunity areas are part of the government’s national plan for dealing with social mobility through education. The plan - Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential - is a policy paper which sets out how we will remove obstacles that could stop children and young people from achieving their potential in some of the most disadvantaged regions in England.
The 12 opportunity areas are:
The selection methodology explains how we decided which areas would be classified as ‘opportunity areas’.
The selection data spreadsheet presents the data which we originally considered when identifying the areas in greatest need.
Opportunity areas are at the heart of the government’s plan to level up outcomes for children and young people in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the country. Sharing what is working in the opportunity areas is a key part of this, so that other areas can benefit from this learning to address social mobility challenges in their communities.
Opportunity areas analysis and evaluation
Learn how we are evaluating the success of the opportunity area programme, and helping other parts of the country benefit from our findings.