‘Shameful rise’: 18% of children now leave school as low achievers

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Commissioner calls for review into decline in percentage of pupils with five good GCSEs

The number of children leaving school without basic qualifications by the age of 18 has risen by nearly a quarter in the past three years, according to a report by the children’s commissioner for England.

Almost one in five children (18%) left school last year without the government benchmark of five good GCSEs, or the equivalent technical qualifications, a 24% increase since 2015, the study found.

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