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This longitudinal study follows a group of the youngest school-aged children during the Covid-19 pandemic to understand the long-term impact of Covid and school closures on pupils’ attainment and social skills. The study builds on findings from 2021. In this report, we explore the attainment of Year 1 and Year 2 pupils in spring 2022.

We collected data from 6,029 pupils in 81 schools. In addition to measuring reading and maths attainment, the study also included a teacher measure of pupils’ social skills for a sub-sample of twelve pupils within each year group in each school. Contextual information about school practices and any catch-up activities being undertaken with the pupils were also collected through a survey completed by 67 headteachers.

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