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Development fears over half of English five-year-olds

Nearly half of all children in England are not reaching what their teachers say is a good level of development by the age of five.

The figures, compiled by the government-funded Marmot Review, suggest that up to twice as many children fall behind in deprived areas as those living in more affluent boroughs.

The BBC's Dominic Hughes reports.

  • 11 Feb 2011
  • From the section England