Education and employment

Educational attainment

Only 41% of young people on free school meals pass English and maths GCSEs, compared with 69% of all other pupils. With the right support, we can make life after school fairer.

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Widening participation

Disadvantaged young people are significantly under-represented at top universities, making up only 5% of the intake. We're calling on the government to protect widening participation funding so that we can close the university access gap.

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Youth unemployment

It’s easy to assume that youth unemployment is yesterday’s problem. Impetus' Youth Jobs Gap shows disadvantaged young people are twice as likely to not be in education, employment or training (NEET).

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