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Poor pupils are ‘two years behind’ their better off peers, 13/09/2007 [W/E/NI/S]

Research for the Campaign to End Child Poverty says that children from poor homes can be as much as two years behind their peers in educational achievement by the age of 14.

The report also states that children in poverty are already nine months behind their peers by the age of three.

The Campaign to End Child Poverty is formed of charities and other organisations concerned about levels of child poverty in the UK. The campaign asks that Gordon Brown devote at least £4 billion towards child poverty in this year’s Comprehensive Spending Review.

The briefing on Education and Child Poverty can be found on the Campaign’s website.