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Children: Reading

Question for Department for Education

UIN 11170, tabled on 9 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children entered Key Stage 3 a year or more behind in reading level in each of the last three years.

Answered on

19 October 2015

The expected level of attainment in reading at the end of Key Stage 2 is level 4. Information on the number and percentage of children achieving different levels in reading tests at the end of Key Stage 2 is published in Table 3 of the “National curriculum assessments: key stage 2” series.[1],[2],[3],[4]


[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-curriculum-assesments-at-key-stage-2-2015-provisional

[2] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-curriculum-assessments-at-key-stage-2-2014-revised

[3] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-curriculum-assessments-at-key-stage-2-2012-to-2013

[4] Data for 2013 and 2014 is revised and 2015 is provisional.