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Primary school Sats paper that upset pupils used text from New York Times

One headteacher said 12-page reading test that reduced children to tears was ‘scary and quite middle class’

A primary school Sats paper that reduced some pupils to tears included texts on a giant bat colony, which was adapted from a New York Times article, a camping trip featuring sheep rustlers and a boy on a remote Scottish island who hears a wolf.

The 12-page reading test, featuring three substantial texts followed by 38 questions to be answered in an hour, was published on Thursday, once the assessment window had closed.

She ran quickly inside.

She jumped through the flap.

She had to squeeze in.

She crept in quietly.

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