School children 'victims of financial crisis'

The Prince's Trust has warned that school children are becoming victims of the financial crisis.

A survey of teachers has revealed that record numbers are reporting children are coming to school hungry, dirty and unable to concentrate.

  • 65% of teachers report children do not have clean clothes at least once a week
  • 40% of teachers report children do not have clean clothes every day
  • 57% of teachers say they have pupils who come to school hungry once a week
  • 39% of teachers say they have pupils who come to school hungry every day

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Recession 'blighting pupils' lives'

Teachers are reporting that more children are arriving at school hungry, dirty, and struggling to concentrate. A study from the Prince's Trust also reports that teachers are seeing in increase in the number of malnourished children.