Compare the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on primary school children’s learning.

It comes as no surprise that the pandemic has had a negative impact on education. There is now an urgent need for school leaders to identify which children have suffered most from the effects of Covid-19.

Understanding where the greatest learning losses are is key to knowing how to direct resources when the school gates are open for all.

We are now pleased to be able to offer an analysis tool allowing all primary settings to compare their attainment with the Juniper National Dataset. Assessment data was taken from more than 5600 primary schools representing over 1.47 million pupils, and was collected at three datapoints: Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021.

Please note the following:

  • The tool provides comparisons at three datapoints: Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021.
  • Each datapoint has tables for reading, writing and maths.
  • Year groups are for the appropriate academic year.
  • All percentages are for pupils working at or above age related expectations, i.e. at the standard expected for Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020 or Spring 2021 as appropriate.

To use the tool simply enter your at and above percentages for each year group by cohort, gender etc. as prompted in the tables. You will instantly get a colour-coded comparison of how your school compares to the Juniper National Dataset. There is no requirement to fill in every box.

Juniper Analysis Tool

Compare your figures for Years 1 to 6 in reading, writing and maths across the academic year 2019 to Spring 2021.

National Dataset Report

This study, based on data from more than 6,000 schools representing 1.47 million pupils, sheds new light on the impact of the crisis by comparing the attainment of primary school children to see how children have fared before and during the pandemic, and reveals which children and subjects are most affected.

View the National Dataset Report