|Up to 74% of children who are eligible to receive free school|
meals in Wales won't get 5 A*-C grades at GCSE.
(Pic : alexdonohue.co.uk)
Last week, the National Assembly's Children & Young People's Committee reported back on their inquiry into the educational attainment of pupils from low-income households (pdf).
Aside from quality of teaching and school standards themselves, household incomes are the biggest factor that influences how well a child will progress through school, and how they will perform compared to their peers.