Ready to Read: Closing the gap in early language skills so that every child in England can read well


We created the data analysis for the Save the Children report ‘Ready to Read’.

Being able to read well is vital for a child’s prospects at school and in life. Yet every year, almost 148,000 children leave primary school in England unable to read well. This includes one third of all children growing up in poverty. For many, the impact on their life chances is likely to be dramatic. This national failing helps explain the persistent educational divide in England that, each year, prevents thousands of our poorest children from fulfilling their potential.


By | 2017-03-03T09:44:32+00:00 April 17th, 2015|Pupil demographics, Reports|

About the Author:

Philip is Education Datalab’s external affairs manager, and a researcher on inspection, the academy system and other subjects. He leads on Datalab’s public profile, including the team’s use of visualisation. His research interests include multi-academy trusts, free schools, school finance, and Ofsted.

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