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Twice as many pupils given extra time for Sats than 2015.

Twice as many pupils given extra time for Sats than 2015.

The number of pupils given extra time to complete Sats tests has almost doubled since 2015, according to new official figures obtained by Tes.

The figures reveal that at least 14 per cent of Year 6 pupils were given additional time to finish the tests this year, and have prompted a warning that schools are “pushing their luck”.

Experts suggest that a combination of accountability pressure to improve scores and the introduction of tougher Sats could be prompting schools to apply to give some pupils with special needs 25 per cent extra time to complete the tests.

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