Almost half of wards in Manchester are seriously vulnerable to literacy problems
Almost half of the wards in Manchester fall in the top 10% of areas for literacy need in the whole country.
More than a quarter of pupils in Manchester leave primary school unable to read well.
In 2018, 28% of students in Manchester did not reach the expected standard in reading when they left primary school.
A third of children in Manchester say they only read when they have to
Just 39% of children and young people in Manchester read outside class every day and a third (33%) only read when they have to.
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