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Why Southwark?


Shankara_in_classSouthwark is a borough of contrasts - from areas of wealth and business success (especially in the north of the borough) to some of the most deprived parts of the UK.

  • 7.5% of the population have arrived in Southwark from elsewhere in Britain in the past 12 months.
  • 2% of the population has recently arrived from abroad.
  • Over 41% of students speak English as a second or additional language.
  • Nearly 40% of the population comes from the Black and minority ethnic communities.
  • Each year around one in five primary school students will move schools. In secondary schools around one in eight students changes schools each year.
  • 45% of students achieve five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C, compared to a national average of 50%.
  • More than 40% of the borough is covered by a current or planned regeneration area.
  • Unemployment in Southwark is 9.5% compared to 7.8% nationally.
  • Ranked 9th most deprived borough in London, 26th most deprived area in England

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