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Literacy lagging behind England

Researchers used data from a study which is tracking around 19,000 children. Credit: PA

Research, led by Cardiff University, suggests some Welsh school children are worse at reading than their peers in England.

The study compared literacy levels at the age of 3 when they were roughly the same.

Then again at 5 when Welsh pupils were lagging slightly behind.

At age 7 Welsh pupils had fallen behind again.

The Welsh Government says it's already introducing measures to improve literacy and numeracy.

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