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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