The age 5 survey of the MCS (2006)

The Age 5 survey went into the field at the beginning of 2006, and was completed in 2007.

A successful consultation conference was held at the Institute of Education in July 2004 to discuss plans for the MCS3 and MCS4 surveys at age 5 and 7.

The number of families interviewed at the Age 5 Survey was 15,246 (79.2% of the cohort). 

Information was also collected from schools on the child’s first full year, either from administrative records in England or through a survey of teachers in the Celtic countries.

The data were deposited at the UK Data Archive, and can be downloaded from their website.