Millennium Cohort Study Fourth Survey

The Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) is the fourth national birth cohort study in Britain. It has so far followed up the ‘Children of the New Century’ four times, and is set to track them through their teenage years and into adulthood. This fourth study from the Institute of Education, University of London, has found that almost one in four boys in the UK is already “anti-school” by the age of seven. Boys of this age are more than twice as likely as girls to say they do not like school, and twenty-four per cent do not enjoy primary school, compared with only 10 per cent of girls. Leadership Briefing 5.06 (54)

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