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Stroud children from poorer backgrounds are nearly two years behind the education level of their peers

By the end of secondary school, disadvantaged pupils in Stroud constituency are 20 months behind their non-disadvantaged peers.

The ‘disadvantage gap’ is wider in Stroud constituency than the average for England, which has an 18 month gap. Being poorer should not mean that you fall behind at school.

Sadly the evidence shows a growing gap between children from disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged backgrounds.

Crisis in Special Needs funding could lead to cuts for Gloucestershire children - David calls for fairness

A crunch meeting on Thursday could see spending reduced for most pupils in Gloucestershire because of the crisis in funding for children with special educational needs.

David Drew MP is calling for the Government and Gloucestershire County Council to honour the commitment of a minimum of £4,800 per secondary school pupil, at the very least.