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Social Mobility Commission report details vast inequality in England

Research released from the Social Mobility Commission has outlined the differences in pay and opportunity for disadvantaged families across the country.

Unity Howard, Director of New Schools Network said:  

“These are concerning findings from the Social Mobility Commission; those entitled to free school meals are more likely to earn less and have fewer opportunities than their peers.

"This is completely unjust. We must ensure that every child has a good school place that gives them the best opportunities in life, irrespective of their background. It must not be the case that a postcode can dictate life chances. 

"That is why is it absolutely vital that a new wave of free schools is launched to provide all children in all areas access a good quality education, particularly in those communities that have for too long been left behind."