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Pupils: Literacy

Department for Education written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Conservative, South West Surrey

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of pupils in England aged (a) 11 (b) 16 and (c) 18 did not have Entry Level 3 levels of literacy in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Conservative, South West Surrey

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of secondary school leavers in England who did not have Entry Level 3 levels of literacy in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Department does not hold centrally information on how many and what proportion of pupils in England aged 11, 16 and 18 do not have entry Level 3 levels of literacy nor the information on the number of secondary school leavers in England who do not have Level 3 levels of literacy.

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