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Fair Education Alliance

The National Literacy Trust is part of the Fair Education Alliance (FEA), which is comprised of 27 of the UK’s leading organisations that are committed to tackling educational equality. The goal of the FEA is to significantly narrow the achievement gap between young people from our poorest communities and their wealthier peers by 2022.

The Fair Education Alliance Report Card 2014 shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to be ready for primary school than their affluent peers and less likely to finish primary school with the necessary levels of literacy and numeracy. It also shows that children from lower income backgrounds are less likely to be employment, education or training at 16 than their better off peers.

The FEA has set out five impact goals to tackle this inequality:

  • Narrow the gap in literacy and numeracy at primary school
  • Narrow the gap in GCSE attainment at secondary school
  • Ensure young people develop key strengths, including resilience and wellbeing, to support high aspirations
  • Narrow the gap in the proportion of young people taking part in further education or employment based training after finishing their GCSEs
  • Narrow the gap in university graduation, including from the 25% most selective universities

The FEA is aligned with the two other major coalitions that the National Literacy Trust is part of: Read On. Get On. and the Vision for Literacy.


The National Literacy Trust is a registered charity no. 1116260 and a company limited by guarantee no. 5836486 registered in England and Wales and a registered charity in Scotland no. SC042944.
Registered address: 68 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RL.