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The aim is to provide children and young people in Hastings with the essential foundations for success.

Hastings is one of 12 areas in England chosen by the government as an Opportunity Area, designed to unlock the potential of England’s young people through education.

Hastings currently ranks 299th out of 324 districts in the Social Mobility Index 2017. The index compared the chances that a child from a disadvantaged background will do well at school and get a good job.

From early education up to post-16, outcomes for disadvantaged children and young people in Hastings are well below the national average.

Working in partnership with local businesses, schools, nurseries and colleges, we aim to give every young person the chance to go as far as their talents and hard work will take them.

The programme focuses on improving:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • pupils’ mental health and resilience
  • opportunities for children and young people 16+

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Read our delivery plan which explains how we achieve results.