Primary schools: pandemic causing 'significant' learning loss in England

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Study highlights how poorest pupils are bearing the brunt of lockdowns and school closures

Primary school pupils in England have suffered “significant” learning loss during lockdown and school closures, according to new findings that highlight how disadvantaged pupils have been affected most by the pandemic.

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The work by the National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) was greeted by experts with dismay at the extent of the learning lost by children aged six and seven following the disruption to their schooling in 2020.

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