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 among the most tested in the world.

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

Join us

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.


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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10th December 2018

Could you pass a  Year 6 SATs paper?

Try our KS2 SATs papers and see for yourself the pressurised codnditions faced by our 10 and 11 year olds. Will you "meet the expected standard"? 


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