- London's children are much more likely to live in poor households than children in the rest of England
- 37% versus 26%.
- Children in London are much more likely to live in poverty than adult Londoners (including pensioners).
- Poor children in London are less likely to be able to afford everyday items than those elsewhere in the country.
- Pupils eligible for free school meals do better at GCSE than the rest of England in all but one London borough.
This data (and more on poverty in London) is from our friends at London's Poverty Profile