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Children's and Young People's Reading in 2014

Added 20 May 2015 | Updated 09 Oct 17

In 2014, levels of reading enjoyment and daily reading outside class were at their highest levels in nine years. However, the gap between girls and boys who enjoy reading has increased and more girls are reading daily outside class.

This report outlines findings about children’s and young people’s reading from our fifth annual literacy survey, which we conducted in November/December 2014. 32,026 children and young people aged eight to 18 participated. For the first time in 2014, we had enough pupils to include KS5 in our analyses. 

Findings are broken down by sociodemographic information and are linked to reading attainment data.

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