A report has demonstrated that children generally have a better chance in later education and in life if they have been in pre-school education.
Students’ Educational and Developmental Outcomes at Age 16, carried out by leading academics at the Institute of Education, University of Oxford, and Birkbeck, University of London, looks at what influences attainment and development in students age 16. Produced by a team of experts in early education, it suggests that a child is more likely to do well in exams and earn a higher salary if they receive a decent early education.
The research includes detail on those having had early education doing better in specific subjects such as maths and English, even gaining better GCSE results, than those who did not.
However, results were shown to be even better where the provision was of high quality and the students’ parents had lower qualifications.
The future earnings across the careers of those who went to pre-school were projected as £27,000 higher than those who didn’t.
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