All children reading by age 6.
Apart from those who haven’t got the hang of speech sounds properly.
Oh, and those with a literacy difficulty (as yet, undiagnosed, because they are only 6).
And those with a diagnosed SEN.
And disabled children.*
Obviously, we don’t mean those children. THOSE children will never be literate.
Or will they?
Maybe we could stick with the 100% and look again at what we mean by literacy.
*children with Down’s syndrome were deemed ‘educable’ in 1971. It is only since 1981 that they have been able to attend mainstream schools.