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Education and skills deprivation - Children and young people sub-domain

Children and Young People’s Education and Skills is a sub-domain of the Education and Skills domain, which is one of the domains that makes up the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2019 (IMD 2019).

Key points

There are 32 Herefordshire LSOAs [1] amongst the quarter most deprived in England in terms of children and young people’s education and skills – four more than in 2015.

These include 11 LSOAs which are within the 10% most deprived nationally, of which six are in south Hereford, one is in north Hereford, two in Leominster and one each in Ross-on-Wye and Bromyard.

A further 12 LSOAs are within the 20% most deprived across the country with six being  in south Hereford, three in the north of the city, two in Leominster and one in Ledbury. The remaining nine LSOAs within the 25% most deprived include two each within north and south Hereford with the other five dispersed through rural areas across the county.

Children and young people’s education and skills is the biggest issue for the county across the people-related domains (i.e. excluding barriers to housing & services and living environment) – with the largest number of areas in the most deprived nationally and the smallest in the least deprived.

This domain measures the lack of attainment and skills in the local population relating to children and young people and is made up of the following indicators:

  • Key Stage 2 attainment: The scaled score of pupils taking Mathematics, English reading and English grammar, punctuation and spelling Key Stage 2 exams
  • Key Stage 4 attainment: The average capped points score of pupils taking Key Stage 4 (GCSE or equivalent) exams
  • Secondary school absence: The proportion of authorised and unauthorised absences from secondary school
  • Staying on in education post 16: The proportion of young people not staying on in school or non-advanced education above age 16
  • Entry to higher education: A measure of young people aged under 21 not entering higher education.

Figure 1:  Maps showing the areas of Herefordshire that are amongst the most deprived in England according to the Children and Young People’s Education and Skills sub-domain.

Maps showing the areas of Herefordshire that are amongst the most deprived in England according to the Children and Young People’s Education and Skills sub-domain.

Source: Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government[1]Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) are fixed statistical geographies of about 1,500 people designed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). For more information please see the useful definitions page.