15th January 2016

A report commissioned by the Scottish government examines the effects of deprivation of children’s progress through P1, and also shows Scottish children are on average ahead of peers in England when starting school.

Peter Tymms, Christine Merrell (CEM at Durham University) and Hannah Buckley (University of York) examined PIPS data from over 1,100 schools in Scotland. Their report analyses the starting points and progress of pupils in P1, and examines differences between children of different age, gender and deprivation area. It also considers differences between Scotland and England and between schools in Scotland, and whether children’s starting points and progress in P1 changed over time.

Read the full report online at The Scottish Government website.

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