The problem


We are currently failing some of our most talented children.

Together we need to support all our children and enable them to invest in our future economy and communities.

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Reading and writing are essential skills for job acquisition and progression. They underpin how we engage with the world around us.

Where there is poverty there is low literacy. 27,000 children in Surrey are living in poverty. Poverty that deprives them of inspiring and enriching experiences and ultimately strips them of the tools they need to learn successfully.

‘1 in 3 children receiving free school meals leave primary school with substandard English’

Sian Sangarde-Brown

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