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Covid drives biggest Sats results gap since 2012 for poorest pupils in England

Deprived children fall further behind better-off peers as they lose most learning due to coronavirus

Children from deprived backgrounds in England lost the most learning due to Covid, according to tests that revealed the widest gap between them and non-disadvantaged primary school pupils for a decade.

The results of standardised literacy and maths tests taken by year 6 pupils this year showed a national decline, but detailed figures published by the Department for Education found disadvantaged children had a steeper fall than their better-off peers.

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