With such financial restraints in today's education budgets, ( especially with regards to Special Education.) I'm convinced that huge savings could be made by changing the format of Y6 exams! When I started in primaries in the 60's. testing was just as rigorous as it is today, BUT at a fraction of the cost to produce and MARK!! For one week, usually in May, all Y6s were given the Richmond Test booklet.....these were kept in the head's room for the rest of the year and only came out in "test" week.....Year 6 teachers were re-distributed by the local authority to neighbouring schools to deliver and mark these tests! ( to stop any malpractice!!) This format needs updating and re-introducing into primaries and the millions of pounds saved could go to where it's most needed!!