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.

27th September 2018

Heads, teachers and parents agree: the phonics check is nonsense

As the Department for Education announces the results of this year’s phonics screening check, new research reveals that heads, teachers and parents overwhelmingly oppose the controversial reading test for six-year-olds.

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1st October 2018

Testing four-year-olds makes no sense

The government’s plans for assessment in reception classes have been dealt another blow. Thirteen organisations were briefed on the roll-out but only one tendered for the project. Watch our video to hear what teachers have to say about baseline assessment.


Calling headteachers

Are you one of a growing number of heads who believe that the government’s standardised testing regime is not fit for purpose? Find out more and 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.

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Stop testing 4 year olds

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

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