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Improving school readiness: creating a better start for London

This report explains what school readiness is and the importance of ensuring children achieve a good level of development by the age of 5.

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Improving school readiness: creating a better start for London

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School readiness is a measure of how prepared a child is to succeed in school; cognitively, socially and emotionally.

This report presents:

  • the importance of school readiness
  • the economic case for investing in school readiness
  • a descriptive analysis of school readiness in London
  • a summary of the evidence of what works to improve school readiness in order to facilitate improvements in service planning and delivery
Published 10 August 2015
Last updated 10 September 2015 + show all updates
  1. Amended to correct data errors on slide 9.
  2. Corrected slide 10, which previously incorrectly reported under-18 conceptions as a % instead of a rate per 1,000 females aged 15 to 17 years.
  3. First published.