The largest report into the impact of the pandemic on primary school children was released on March 15 2022 by Juniper Education and found younger children’s learning is showing no sign of recovery after two years since schools closed to most pupils.


The Juniper Education National Dataset Report, March 2022 – The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on primary school children’s learning examines teacher assessment data from over half a million pupils representing more than 6,000 primary schools. It looks at the percentage of pupils achieving, or exceeding, what is expected for their age (age related expectations) for all pupils who were in primary school at the start of the pandemic – the current Years 3 through to 6. The data compares their attainment in reading, writing and maths with pre-pandemic levels. 


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