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This report looks at children in primary and secondary schools, and parental involvement in their education for April 2016 to March 2017.

Parents and non-parents were asked about their views on the education system in Wales. Analysis covers:

  • parents satisfaction with schools
  • parental support with literacy and numeracy
  • parental confidence in helping their child with English, Welsh and maths
  • satisfaction with the education system.

Main points

  • 54% of parents helped their child every day with letters, reading or writing, compared with 39% of parents who helped their child every day with maths or numbers.
  • 16 to 24 year olds gave a higher average rating for satisfaction with the state of education in Wales (6.6 out of 10) than 55 to 64 year olds (5.8 out of 10).


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