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Primary schools in crisis as one in five cannot read

Source: Posted By: Claire M...4102 days ago

An estimated 115,000 children, one in five, left primary school last month two years behind their classmates, unable to read and write to the required standard.

The Government has spent £2 billion on improving literacy and numeracy since 1997, only to see grades stall in recent years and now fall.

The figures brought fresh calls for ministers to scrap Sats and seek a new approach to primary education. The results from the Department for Children show:

A one per cent drop this year to 80....

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