The school are telling my daughter it's for their benefit...she can't see the benefit of having hours more maths and English and less PE and ICT. Their new timetable started two weeks ago and she is already less motivated and interested than she was. I think the school just want to be near the top of the league tables (interim head with a lot to prove) and they don't actually have the children's best interests at heart. She was level 5 in English and maths at the end of Year 5, so no amount of boosting and revision will make a difference to the outcome of her SATs, the only difference it's making is that she's not keen to go to school. I'm an infant teacher so haven't had to go through this as a teacher, only as a parent...but really, what's the point?