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Disadvantaged pupils in England lag behind in Covid learning catch-up

Figures show general recovery in reading and maths, but poorer secondary school students fared worse * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage Pupils across England have made a recovery in learning lost during the Covid pandemic, but concerns remain over worsening results for disadvantaged secondary school students, according to new research published by the Department for Education. The findings show a national trend of recovery in reading and maths, especially among primary school pupils, when comparing results between autumn, spring and summer this year. But cold spots remain in parts of England and among pupils who were eligible for free school meals. Continue reading...

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