1 in 5 children 'destined to fail'

A charity says 20 per cent of London's children are destined to fail at school after falling behind by the time they are seven.

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1 in 5 children 'destined to fail' at school

Twenty per cent of London's children are destined to fail at school after falling behind by the time they are seven, according to Save the Children. The charity's report predicts around half a million youngsters could struggle with reading after two years of compulsory schooling by 2020.

It says pupils should not be written off if they are struggling with the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic, showing many children who struggle at school come from poorer families.

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