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Reading England’s Future: Mapping how well the poorest children read – new report from Save the Children

The ‘Reading England’s Future’ report maps out performance in reading by constituency. The report argues that communities need to work together to address issues in the early years and at primary.

There are many coastal and rural areas where 4 out of 10 disadvantaged children leave primary school not reading well:

  • Kent
  • The East of England
  • Essex
  • Suffolk
  • Parts of Sussex

Some constituencies have regressed over the past ten years:

  • Wokingham
  • Leeds North East
  • South Leicestershire

Poor performance is noted in constituencies from all three main parties. One trend is apparent: popular UKIP constituencies have a high proportion of children reading below the required standard.

Constituencies that are not doing well are advised to learn from better performing peers.

Read the full report here