There are currently no high-pressure tests in year 5. However, this is one of only three years in primary school where your child will not have to sit a formal government assessment. And if the Reception Baseline Assessment comes into being in September 2021, as the government has indicated, that will mean tests in five out of seven years.
It is completely wrong that young children should have to sit so many formal tests during their primary school years. Particularly when it has been disrupted by Covid-19 and many children have faced distress, illness and even bereavement. This is why it has never been more important for the heads, teachers, education experts and parents of More Than A Score to focus their energy on the Drop SATS 2021 campaign and get testing cancelled permanently.
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