Children are More Than A Score

Primary school is a time for self-discovery, building confidence and nourishing potential. But primary school children in England are being let down by a system that cares more about measurement than their education.

Our system is obsessed with league tables, turning children into data points and denying them a broad, stimulating education at key stages in their development. It puts an unnecessary burden on children, parents and teachers alike.

More Than a Score believes there is another way. We’re a growing coalition of parents, teachers, heads and education experts, working together to call for change in the government’s over-testing regime.

Find out more about what we can do together to show that children are More Than A Score.

Calling headteachers

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Are you one of a growing number of heads who believe that the government’s standardised testing regime is not fit for purpose? Add your voice to our campaign.

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More Than A Score is about parents and teachers coming together to change a system that doesn’t work.

Stop testing 4 year olds

Sign the petition

This September, the government begins a pilot of its new English and maths tests for four-year-olds. Sign our petition to stop the roll-out of testing for reception children.

8th April 2019

Assessment For Children: A Charter

Assessment For Children is a group of schools putting children first in the government’s regime of of high-stakes, standardised assessment. […]

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5th April 2019

Join our March! It’s time to stand up for 4-year-olds

On Thursday 25 April, we’ll be marching to 10 Downing Street to hand in our petition demanding a halt to […]

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18th March 2019

Primary school leaders deliver damning verdict on high-pressure testing

A government that doesn’t listen; a narrowed curriculum; unnecessary pressure on children and teachers, and concerns for the well-being of […]

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1st March 2019

Ask your headteacher: don’t test four-year-olds

More and more people are speaking out against the government’s plans to test all four-year-olds when they start school – […]

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29th January 2019

Play not tests at 4. Join our chalk protest.

This September, the government begins a pilot of its new English and maths tests for four-year-olds. Children in reception will […]

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27th February 2019

Primary school leaders oppose government’s roll-out of ‘inefficient and unfair’ tests for four-year olds

As the government confirms its controversial plans to press ahead with tests for four-year-olds, new research has shown the level […]

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