“It is unacceptable that a child’s background has such a profound impact on their chances of success in life. The Coalition Government is wholeheartedly committed to social mobility, and it is excellent to know that City Year is as committed as we are.

“City Year’s young volunteers are making a real difference in schools, and developing their skills and confidence at the same time. It is not at all surprising to find that teachers can see the benefit of City Year volunteers to their pupils. I hope they go from strength to strength.”

David Laws MP, Former Minister for Education