England & Wales Covid-19 , Economy and regeneration , Education and children's services

Opportunity Areas – Social Mobility for children and young people through education in England

Summary

The Opportunity Areas programme is sponsored by the UK Department for Education (DfE) for England. The programme aims to help more children and young people to achieve their full potential through targeted funding in 12 areas which are among those which face the greatest challenges to social mobility in England. The funded is targeted at educational provision. This briefing provides an overview of the programme, the interventions which are being made on the ground to tackle social immobility, the achievements to date, and finally considers the programme’s future.

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