Research

Children and Young People's Literacy in Peterborough 2015

Added 01 Sep 2015

Reading enjoyment, frequency and attitudes have increased in Peterborough between 2014 and 2015 as have levels of writing enjoyment, confidence and attitudes.

Read more about literacy in Peterborough after one year as a National Literacy Trust Hub in our detailed reports on reading, writing and communication skills. Findings are based on an online survey we conducted in November/December 2015. 950 pupils aged 8 to 11 from eight schools within the Peterborough local authority participated.

Read about the degree to which children and young people enjoy writing and reading, how often they engage in writing and reading ,what types of material they write and read, and how they feel about reading and writing. We also explore attitudes towards communication skills, how confident they are in their communication skills and what they think is the most important skill to succeed in life.

Each report:

  • outlines topline information about Key Stage 2 (KS2; aged 8 to 11) pupils’ literacy in the Peterborough sample and highlights differences by gender, socioeconomic background and EAL background.
  • compares KS2 pupils’ literacy in 2015 with data we collected in 2014.
  • compares KS2 pupils’ literacy in our Peterborough sample with their peers in the governmental region of the East of England and the wider national sample.