Educational attainment – Welsh Government assessment

Progress assessment

No progress

There have been no legal or policy changes to improve human rights protections in relation to this issue, and very limited evidence of progress in the enjoyment of these rights

While there have been improvements in some areas of educational attainment in Wales, and attainment gaps at early years appear to be closing, performance has worsened in certain areas and evidence of inequalities for different ethnic groups and children with additional learning needs persists. No improvement has been made in the attainment gap between socio-economically disadvantaged and other children, despite additional government funding. While it is too early to assess the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, there are concerns that existing attainment inequalities are likely to widen.

Read more about the UK and Welsh Governments’ actions on educational attainment.

The assessment was made based on the evidence available up to 18/03/2021