Education Secretary Nicky Morgan addressed the audience at the Sutton Trust/Education Endowment Foundation Pupil Premium Summit.

“Thank you for that introduction, and I’m delighted to be here for today’s very important summit.

The Sutton Trust – with Sir Peter at the helm – has a long track record of working tirelessly to extend opportunity to the poorest and most disadvantaged in our society. Which is entirely in line with my determination to ensure that every child, regardless of background, is given an education which allows them to realise their full potential.

I would like to congratulate you on your report out today – which highlights some successes of the pupil premium, and poses some important questions for all of us.

For years, the Sutton Trust has sought to reverse the education inequalities that sadly still exist in our society – a goal that lies at the centre of this government’s work, too.”

Read the full transcript here.