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The generous support of businesses and individuals is crucial to ensure we can to continue our vital work, improving life chances in Hastings through literacy.

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  • Almost a quarter of Hastings children are starting school without good communication skills

    23% of five-year-olds in East Sussex started primary school this year without the early language and communications skills they need to learn and make friends.

  • Primary school children are leaving school without the literacy skills they need

    40% of children in East Sussex from disadvantaged backgrounds left primary school last year unable to read and write well.

  • Secondary school students from poorer background are falling behind

    64% of 16-year-olds in East Sussex from disadvantaged backgrounds failed to achieve good GCSE grades in English language and maths in 2017.

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