Children who attend a pre-school setting go on to gain better grades at GCSE than those who do not, the latest findings from a major study show.

boy-playing-with-wooden-buses0154-460x306Researchers found that attending any pre-school, compared to none, predicted better results at GCSE overall, and higher grades in GCSE maths and English, as well as the likelihood of achieving five or more GCSEs at grade A* to C.

The benefit of attending pre-school equate to 41 more points at GCSE, the equivalent to gaining seven B grades at GCSE, rather than seven C grades.

A key finding from the latest report is the likely return to society of investing in early education, because attending a pre-school had a positive impact on how well children did at school, which in turn can be used to predict future lifetime earnings. Read full article…