The Javed Fiyaz Charitable Trust with Save the Children
Children born into poverty are half as likely to do as well at school as their wealthier friends. In Britain today, one of the richest countries in the world, very young children still fall behind and stay behind at school, with the education gap starting from birth and evident as early as 19 months.
As a result, 80% of a child’s GCSE results are determined by the time they are seven. Seven is just the beginning of formal education but it is almost too late for a fair chance in life for too many children.