COVID-19: More disadvantaged children at risk of missing school since lockdown

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “COVID-19: More disadvantaged children at risk of missing school since lockdown” – below is their description.

    Disadvantaged children are the least likely to return to school after lockdown, according to a new study.

    A report by the think tank Social Finance found that there was a 25% increase in persistently absent school children.

    Average attendance rates have improved since the coronavirus lockdown, but the enthusiasm of some to return to school masks a problem among poorer children.

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