Summer school catch-up classes insufficient, say heads and Labour

Nearly three-quarters of secondary schools in England are offering activities and catch-up classes for children this summer, according to figures announced as part of a £200m scheme supported by the Department for Education.

But Labour and school leaders said the summer scheme and other elements of the government’s catch-up programme were inadequate to deal with the scale of the problem caused by millions of children missing school since March last year.

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