A Parents' Guide To
Primary Testing

What year is your child in?

Child listening in class

The truth about
Year 2

  • There are no high-pressure tests in year 2 following the cancellation of the previous key stage 1 SATs tests
  • There are still government tests in four out of seven primary years. Some schools may still run formal tests in the summer term of year 2
  • This causes teaching to the test, a narrow curriculum and unnecessary pressure for children, teachers and parents
  • In many schools, children in year 2 are already put in sets to prepare for English and maths to prepare for year 6 SATs

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