Midlands and north suffer biggest drops in results among English schools during pandemic
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Primary school pupils in the Midlands and the north have suffered the sharpest falls in attainment in England during the pandemic, with the poorest pupils now lagging up to seven months behind their peers, according to new data.
Analysis of scores attained by a quarter of a million primary pupils in standardised tests at the end of last term show that in economically deprived areas of England, scores dropped by double the average, with maths results worst affected.