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Football clubs help to raise the game in pupils' basic skills

FOOTBALL clubs are helping pupils who struggle with the three Rs.

Fifty-eight clubs, including Manchester United and Arsenal, run after-school study centres under the Playing for Success scheme. The average maths age of primary children in the scheme rose by 17 months and secondary pupils by two years, according to the National Foundation for Educational Research, which questioned 1,132 children, 351 parents and 91 teachers.

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