A Parents' Guide To
Primary Testing

What year is your child in?

Children in class

The truth about
Year 5

  • There are no high-pressure government tests in year 5. But, there are government tests in four out of seven primary years
  • This causes teaching to the test, a narrow curriculum and unnecessary pressure for children, teachers and parents
  • In many schools, children in year 5 are already put in sets for English and maths to prepare for year 6 SATs

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