28 March 2022 Share
The Department for Education (DfE) has published a new report on the extent of pandemic learning loss among pupils in England during the first half of the recent autumn term (2021/2022).
The study, which provides new evidence on the impact on pupil attainment after over 18 months of pandemic disruption to education, was carried out by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) and Renaissance for the Department. The analysis from EPI researchers examines the extent of pandemic learning losses and recovery at both a national and regional level, in primary (years 4-6) and secondary schools (years 7-9), and among pupils from different socio-economic backgrounds.
The data analysis considers how many months of learning pupils are behind following the pandemic, compared to a typical, pre-pandemic school year. The new findings have been published today by the Department for Education, with the full tables summarising pupil progress on p.11 of the report.