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Last year, 32% of five-year-olds in Nottingham did not have the reading and writing skills expected for their age by the time they started school.
46% of GCSE pupils in Nottingham failed to achieve level 4-9 in English language and maths last year.
National Literacy Trust and Experian research found that out of England's 533 constituencies, Nottingham North and Nottingham East rank 8th and 15th for greatest literacy need.