Boys in care: reading skills attainment gap at Key Stage 2 (KS2) England 2010-2015

This statistic compares the reading levels of boys in care and boys not in care at Key Stage 2 (KS2) in England from 2010 to 2015. In 2014, two thirds of male KS2 pupils living in care achieved the expected reading levels, compared to 87 percent of non-looked after male pupils.

Share of male looked after and non-looked after pupils after Key Stage 2 who achieved expected reading levels in England from 2010 to 2015*

Looked afterNon looked after
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Release date

March 2016


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2010 to 2015

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 residential settings including residential schools continuously for at least 12 months.
Level 4 is the expected level for the age group.

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