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Social mobility and opportunity areas

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Delivery plans for the 12 opportunity areas, and the methodology and data used to select them.

Documents

Blackpool opportunity area: delivery plan

Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-808-4PDF, 2.33MB, 32 pages

Bradford opportunity area: delivery plan

Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-861-9PDF, 1.7MB, 44 pages

Derby opportunity area: delivery plan

Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-809-1PDF, 1.77MB, 32 pages

Doncaster opportunity area: delivery plan

Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-862-6PDF, 2.52MB, 56 pages

Fenland and East Cambridgeshire opportunity area: delivery plan

Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-863-3PDF, 3.57MB, 40 pages

Hastings opportunity area: delivery plan

Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-864-0PDF, 2.52MB, 44 pages

Ipswich opportunity area: delivery plan

Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-865-7PDF, 2.51MB, 40 pages

North Yorkshire Coast opportunity area: delivery plan

Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-811-4PDF, 9MB, 42 pages

Norwich opportunity area: delivery plan

Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-810-7PDF, 3.45MB, 34 pages

Oldham opportunity area: delivery plan

Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-812-1PDF, 5.16MB, 38 pages

Stoke-on-Trent opportunity area: delivery plan

Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-866-4PDF, 4.22MB, 56 pages

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West Somerset opportunity area: delivery plan

Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-813-8PDF, 3.31MB, 36 pages

Opportunity areas selection methodology

PDF, 124KB, 2 pages

Opportunity areas selection data

MS Excel Spreadsheet, 45.7KB

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The delivery plans for the 12 opportunity areas outline how we plan to build young people’s knowledge and skills and provide them with the best advice and opportunities.

The selection methodology explains how we decided which areas would be classified as ‘opportunity areas’.

The selection data spreadsheet presents the data which we originally considered when identifying the areas in greatest need.

The 12 opportunity areas are:

We announced the first 6 opportunity areas in October 2016 and the second 6 in January 2017.

Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential

Opportunity areas are part of the government’s national plan for dealing with social mobility through education. The plan – Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential – is a policy paper which sets out how we will remove obstacles that could stop people from achieving their potential.

Published 9 October 2017
Last updated 24 May 2018 + show all updates

  1. Added a link to the North Yorkshire coast website.
  2. Added 6 new opportunity area delivery plans.
  3. Norwich: updated missing information on Dr. Tim Coulson, Chair of the Norwich partnership board on page 15. Blackpool: amended the graph showing the percentage of pupils in schools by Ofsted rating (January 2017) on page 20.
  4. First published.
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