Sats for seven-year-olds to be scrapped from 2023

But a new Reception-year baseline assessment will be introduced from 2020


Tests for six- and seven-year-olds will become non-statutory from 2023, the Department for Education announced today.


The government will also introduce a "teacher-mediated" assessment in Reception to act as a starting point, or baseline, for school progress measures from 2020.


The requirements to submit reading and maths assessments in key stage 2 will also be removed to reduce workload.


Education secretary Justine Greening said: "A good primary education lays the foundations for success at secondary school and beyond.


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