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.

Heads, parents and governors can unite and demonstrate their opposition to a system saturated with high-pressure testing by signing and displaying our Pledge.

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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Take action

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.


9th July 2019

SATs results 2019: Response from More Than A Score

Sara Tomlinson, spokesperson for campaign group, More Than A Score commented: “The Department for Education’s announcement comes at a heavy […]


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14th June 2019

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15th April 2019

The More Than A Score Pledge: developed with heads, for schools

Do you believe that children, their quality of education and their well-being sit at the heart of your school? Are […]


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29th April 2019

What an amazing day… but it doesn’t end here

Huge thanks to everyone who joined The March Of The 4-Year-Olds in Westminster. We sang songs, waved flags and made […]


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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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