Welcome to the North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area.

We are working to support ambition and outcomes on social mobility across Scarborough, Whitby and Filey.

The Opportunity Area was launched by the government to raise education standards in the area. A better education means giving every child and young person the chance to reach their full potential.

Our programme has prioritised work to improve early years education, boost literacy and numeracy skills, and help more secondary schools to become good or outstanding.

It was announced in July 2020 that the programme would be extended to a fourth year.

Universities Minister Michelle Donelan said:
“Now as we chart a course to recovery, we will build on the programme’s success so far to benefit young people in new areas and level up their life chances.

We know that we can tackle these barriers more effectively when we come together across our different policy areas and by harnessing the expertise and experience of these dedicated professionals.”

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