Helping high achieving disadvantaged children to succeed as they move from primary to secondary school
The big idea
Delivering specialist workshops, project work, university and careers guidance and working with parents to boost high-achieving students’ attainment and engagement.
Why it’s needed
Devoting the resources to stretching the abilities of high-achieving disadvantaged children at the start of secondary school can be a challenge for schools under pressure to deliver results for children at Progress 8 level. Because of this, these children often fall behind. In fact, studies have found that only one in three of the brightest disadvantaged students at primary school achieve top grades at Progress 81. This can hold them back from achieving their full potential in later life. To address this, Allerton High School in North Leeds have developed a project to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds to thrive from primary to secondary school.