Outside School/ Home Background Explanations
1) Material Deprivation
Material deprivation is the idea that a lack of money leads to disadvantages such as an unhealthy diet and unsatisfactory housing.
Certain groups have less money than others, which means they cannot make the most of their educational opportunities.
Poverty can result in working class children living in damp homes, making them more prone to infections and illness, which results in them missing school days.
Older working class children are more likely to work part time to support their studies or have to care for younger siblings, which affects their attendance at school, whereas middle class parents can more easily afford to pay for childcare.