Disadvantaged St Helens youngsters falling behind peers

Disadvantaged youngsters are falling behind their peers, according to a new report

Disadvantaged youngsters are falling behind their peers, according to a new report

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More than half of youngsters from disadvantaged St Helens families are not hitting attainment targets in early years education, a report has found.

Inspectors from children’s watchdog Ofsted assessed schools and other care facilities catering for children up to the age of five.

Only 43 per cent of those eligible for free schools meals were not falling behind their peers in the borough, according to the report.

 

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