Around one in five children leave primary school without having reached a sufficient standard in reading and writing. This means they are at a big disadvantage when they enter the secondary curriculum, and risk falling further behind. It is therefore essential for those struggling at primary education to gain extra tuition so that every child reaches the basic standard expected when starting secondary school.
It has been found that those children who come from disadvantaged homes struggle more to attain the national average. There is a 16% difference between disadvantaged pupils and others at the age of 11. This has