Lancashire County Council has approved a plan to try to improve education for young people in the county, which bosses say "underpins" its pledge to provide the best education for all children and young people.
The new 'Lancashire Ambition' plan outlines how the county council will work closely with partners in health, education, governing bodies, parents and young people to make sure they can all access good education and aims to build on the number of schools rated as 'good' or 'outstanding'.
Providing dedicated services to help children, liaising with other professionals to provide joined-up support so that children are able to achieve their potential and narrow the gap between their peers, are central to the plan.
County Councillor Susie Charles, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools, said: "Everyone deserves a good start in life, and this plan reaffirms the commitment of the county council, across all stages of education, for all groups and individuals.
"We are absolutely committed to providing the best possible education for all children, irrespective of their background, culture or religion.
"All of Lancashire's children and young people have the right to achieve and aspire to be the very best they can, to make the most of their lives and be able to do so in a safe and secure environment. Ensuring that they have access to good education, no matter where they are being taught, is an important part of this.
"We will work in partnership to achieve our aims to raise achievement for all, help children to do well at school and make a better future for themselves."