Two thirds of parents think home-schooling went well

Two-thirds (67%) of home-schooling parents say learning at home went very or fairly well for their children over the latest lockdown, but 31% disagree, according to a poll from Ipsos More.

Parents living in the highest areas of deprivation are most likely to have struggled with home-schooling, with around four in 10 (39%) of those living in the two most deprived quintiles (according to the Index of Multiple Deprivation) saying home-schooling has not gone well.

This is compared with 26% in the two of the least deprived quintiles. Similarly, home-schooling parents with an annual household income of £75,000 or more were most likely to say it had gone well, at 78%.

Kelly Beaver, Managing Director of Public Affairs  at Ipsos MORI, says: "It's clear that while many parents have done their best with home-schooling during the latest lockdown, it’s been a challenge for a significant proportion, especially those living in more deprived areas. It’s also clear that parents are thinking about their children’s mental and emotional well-being as well as the impact on their learning, with more support for well-being and extra tutoring tailored for those who are behind their top two priorities for catching up on what was lost during the pandemic."

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