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Primary test agency ‘poor value’, says minister

The government agency that sets primary schools tests in England has been “poor value for money” and lacking in “customer focus”, says the minister for school standards. Nick Gibb’s comments follow an inquiry into the…


Scottish primary school stops setting homework

A school in the Highlands has stopped setting homework for its 175 pupils. The decision was taken at Highland Council-run Inverlochy Primary in Fort William after the children and their parents voted to scrap it….




London pupils strongest in primary tests

London pupils outperformed the rest of England in this year’s tougher primary school tests, with a 28 percentage point gap between the best and worst performing local authorities. In the London borough of Richmond, 67%…


Primary schools could boycott ‘chaotic’ Sats tests

The NAHT heads’ union says schools could refuse to administer the tests if discussions with government are not ‘fruitful’ Headteachers are warning ministers that they could boycott Sats next year unless significant changes to primary…