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Tackling deprivation in education

Our vision is to have high expectations for all learners, regardless of their socio-economic background, and to ensure that they have an equal chance of achieving those expectations.

Tackling the impact of deprivation on educational attainment is a top priority for Welsh Government and schools. Our Rewriting the Future programme sets out the actions that Welsh Government, consortia, local authorities and schools can take.

The Pupil Deprivation Grant is provided to schools to help them overcome the barriers preventing poorer pupils and looked after children from achieving their potential.

Information, approaches and research (external link) on how to tackle the impacts of deprivation on educational attainment can be found on Learning Wales.

Estyn has produced 3 reports and a summary report (external link) on tackling poverty and disadvantage in schools.