From education to employment

Opportunity area programme: research and analysis

An independent process evaluation of the set-up phase of the programme, and a summary document featuring case studies of progress in each area.


Implementation of opportunity areas: an independent evaluation

Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-949-4, DFE-RR826PDF, 873KB, 66 pages

Building the foundations for change: a selection of case studies

PDF, 2.4MB, 32 pages


The opportunity area programme aims to help more children and young people achieve their full potential in life, through targeted funding in 12 areas facing the biggest challenges to social mobility.

Each area is working in partnership with local nurseries, schools, businesses and charities to overcome the barriers that hold children and young people back.

More information on each area’s priorities are available in the delivery plans.

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