Children aged four 'to be tested at primary school'

Children aged four will be expected to sit tests within weeks of starting primary school under controversial plans to be announced by the Government, according to the Times.

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Children aged four to 'sit tests' at primary school

Children aged four will be expected to sit tests within weeks of starting primary school under controversial plans to be announced by the Government, according to the Times (£).

Tests would be moved to reception year. Credit: David Jones/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The tests, which are used to establish a “baseline” of each child's ability, would reportedly be moved from seven-year-olds to the beginning of the reception year.

Ministers are understood to want to consult on proposals over the summer and autumn, the report continued.

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