Public school entrance exam is harming pupils mental health and should be

first_imgEntrance exams at top public schools should be scrapped because it harms children’s mental health, a leading headmistress has warned. “We are worried about children’s mental health and well-being,” Ms Fleming told The Daily Telegraph. “The idea of pre-testing in Year Six and then the pressure to do Common Entrance which is 13 or… She said that many private schools have started to introduce “pre-tests” for 11-year-olds in addition to the common entrance tests two years later.center_img Alison Fleming, head of the £19,000-a-year Newton Prep school in London, said the Common Entrance used by some of Britain’s independent schools are “dull”, “turgid” and fail to equip children for life in the 21st century.last_img

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