Children: Disadvantaged

Department for Education written question – answered on 16th June 2020.

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Photo of Lord Storey Lord Storey Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Education)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the call by the Children's Commissioner for England to set up summer classes in July and August to help children from disadvantaged circumstances catch up with their schoolwork.

Photo of Baroness Berridge Baroness Berridge Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade) (Minister for Women), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The government shares the concern about the impact of prolonged school closures on all pupils, particularly those who are disadvantaged. We are working at pace with partners to explore how best to support pupils to make up for time spent out of school.

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