Thousands of parents are keeping their children from going to school today as part of an unofficial strike in protest over controversial tests for six and seven-year-olds.
The action is condemned by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan who warned that missing school even for a single day, would be "harmful" and called for those behind the "damaging" campaign to reconsider.
Schools minister Nick Gibb echoed the sentiment, and came out in support of the exams.
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West Country Late Pollen Count
Grey, damp but clearing slowly. Temperatures in single figures. Tomorrow, sunshine activates showers and thunder expected. Highs of 15-17C.
Grey and damp, but slowly clearing. Feeling cooler than last night. Tomorrow, light showers with some thunder and hail. Highs of 16-17C.