Sheffield

Here’s a great example of how local authorities can use the IMD to target programmes more efficiently: Sheffield’s ‘Activity Sheffield’ programme provides free sport and activity sessions for people around the city. The programme’s ‘core team’ focuses on the key age groups of 8 to 16 year olds and those[…]

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Pupil absence and IMD

IMD pupil absence

In a study by the University of Sheffield’s Social & Spatial Inequalities Research Group, the Indices of Multiple Deprivation were used to look at pupil absence inequalities. Secondary school pupil absence is an indicator in the Education, Skills and Training Domain of the IMD, measured as “the proportion of authorised and unauthorised absences[…]

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