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26,000 children at risk of leaving Welsh primary schools unable to read well over the next five years, a campaign group claims

The Read On. Get On. coalition said action must be taken to ensure that children are allowed to fulfil their potential.

  • 10,000 of these children would be from poor backgrounds, representing one in four of the poorest children in Wales
  • The group said children who read well by 11 do better at school and fare better in the workplace

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