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News briefing: Many pupils 'not ready' to start school, survey suggests

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School types: Maintained, Academy · School phases: Nursery, Primary, Secondary
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School leaders are worried about levels of 'school-readiness' among new pupils, a survey by The Key has found. A third of primary school leaders say more than half of pupils are below expected levels when they arrive. Many of those surveyed blamed pupils' poor social skills and delayed speech.

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