SATs poll 2022


Parentkind undertook a short poll in March 2022 to find out parents' views on SATs in primary schools in England.


Key findings

86% of parents do not consider SAT results as important when choosing a school for their child, with 70% not looking into a prospective school’s SAT results at all
80% of parents disagree that SATs provide parents with useful information about their child’s achievement/progress in school
95% of parents reported that SATs had a negative impact on their children’s wellbeing
86% of parents disagree that SATs are a useful way for government to hold schools to account for their performance
89% of parents disagree that SATs help to improve school standards
89% of parents would support SATs being replaced by an alternative measure, e.g. ongoing teacher assessment, checked by external monitors

Read the results here


Parentkind’s SATs poll was carried out online between 8th March and 21st March 2022, with recruitment through social media and via partner organisations. 1,727 parents across England responded. 


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