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Thousands of Covid generation under-fives excluded from schools in England

Nearly half of children in some areas arrive unable to talk and still not potty-trained as lockdown legacy take its toll, data shows

Children as young as four are being excluded from schools in England in increasing numbers as they struggle to cope in a classroom setting, with many still in nappies or unable to talk fully.

According to the latest government data, 11,695 children aged five and under were given fixed-term exclusions in England in the 2021-22 academic year, which was 11% higher than 2018-19.

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