Lack of access to early years education, dentists and ventilated classrooms are causing a fall in attendance among disadvantaged pupils in the North of England, a parliamentary report is warning.

The report, prepared by academics for the Child of the North All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), has found a raft of links between education and health inequality and poor attendance rates in schools across the North of England, based on analysis of available evidence and interviews with children’s professionals. Read more.

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