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Last updated on 15 October 2018
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School types: All · School phases: Primary

Parents may ask for their child to be withdrawn from KS2 SATs, but headteachers decide whether a pupil will participate. We set out the guidance in the SATs assessment and reporting arrangements, and relay advice on what you can do if parents protest or refuse to let their child sit the tests.

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