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'Poverty gap' in education

Some children in Wales are not achieving their full potential at school because they live in poverty, says charity Save the Children. By GCSE level there is a 34% gap between children living in low income households and their better off classmates.

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Report into education 'poverty gap' in Wales

Some children in Wales aren't achieving their full potential at school because they're living in poverty, according to a report by Save the Children.

The charity claims that by the time they're studying for GCSEs, there is a 34% gap in attainment between children living in low income households and their better off classmates. **

The Welsh Government says one of its priorities is reducing the impact of poverty on educational attainment.

Mary Powell-Chandler is the Head of Save the Children in Wales, and she says this new report presents some important findings.

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