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New £1 million Fund to test how parental engagement can help achieve more

When starting school, children from the poorest backgrounds are 19 months behind their most affluent peers of the same age.

We are happy to announce a £1 million fund with the Sutton Trust to support and evaluate projects working with parents of young children to bridge this attainment gap in the early and primary school years.

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