Girls in care: skills attainment gap at Key Stage 1 (KS1) England 2015

This statistic shows the differences in the share of girls in care and not in care who have reached the education levels expected of them in reading, writing and mathematics at Key Stage 1 (KS1) in England in 2015. The biggest gap was in writing, as 20 percent more female pupils in care did not reach level 2 as expected.

Share of female looked after and non-looked after pupils after Key Stage 1 who achieved expected education levels in England in 2015, by skill*

SkillLooked afterNon looked after
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Release date

March 2016


United Kingdom (England)

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Supplementary notes

*"Looked after children" include foster placements, children placed for adoption, placements with parents, other placements in the community, secure units, children's homes and hostels and other residental settings including residential schools continuously for a period of at least 12 months.
Level 2 is the expected level for the age group. Figures at key stage 1 are based on teacher assessments.

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