Sadly, there is a clear link between children living in low income families and attainment levels. Only 42% of disadvantaged pupils achieve the expected standard for reading, writing and maths compared to 68% of non disadvantaged pupils. (2017 Study) Seeing our local communities having the highest percentages of low income families and out of work families saddens us and we are committed to working to seeing some of the effects of this change.
Children living in poverty are more likely to: . Have poor mental health . Have a low sense of well-being . Under achieve at school . Have employment difficulties in adult life. . Experience social deprivation . Feel unsafe . Experience stigma and bullying at school
If a child goes to school in the wrong clothing they can be vulnerable to social exclusion, bullying, low self-esteem, reduced academic ambitions and poor mental health.