Read about how much children and young people enjoyed writing in 2012. The report includes how often they engaged in writing, what types of formats they wrote outside class, and what they thought about various aspects of writing.
These findings are compared with those from the two previous years and are also broken down by gender, key stage, free school meal uptake and ethnic background. The relationship to writing attainment is also explored.
The findings are based our third annual literacy survey. This survey was conducted in November/December 2012, and 34,910 young people aged eight to 16 participated.