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More than 2.3 million childen have done no schoolwork during lockdown, report reveals

More than 2.3 million children have done almost no schoolwork since lockdown was imposed.

A study by UCL Institute of Education showed one in five pupils received none or little home-schooling.

The report says, “learning losses are much greater than feared”.


And, disadvantaged pupils were falling behind their peers.

The research shows only 11% of youngsters who receive free school meals (FSM) are spending more than four hours a day on school studies.

Also, 20 per cent of children having FSMs had no access to a computer, compared with only 7% for other pupils.

Professor Francis Green, lead author of the study, said: “The closure of schools, and their only partial reopening constitute a potential threat to the educational development of a generation of children.”



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