Most schools have said that primary pupils are three or more months behind with reading after the pandemic, a new poll has found.
Forty-two per cent of schools estimated literacy levels for over half of students had been negatively impacted by the pandemic – which kept pupils at home during lockdowns and periods of self-isolation.
Out of the 178 who had assessed reading levels this academic year, 48 per cent said they thought Key Stage 1 pupils – five to seven years old – were up to six months behind in reading.
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