3 long-term areas of focus for primary catch-up efforts

Last week we published a study on the attainment of primary school pupils in key stage 1.

It outlined the negative impact that school disruption and partial closures had on these pupils' learning in reading and maths based on assessments taken by more than 10,000 key stage 1 pupils (five- to seven-year-olds) from 168 representative schools in the autumn term of 2020 and the spring and summer terms of 2021.

In particular, we found that children were, on average, around two to…