Ridiculous amounts of pressure are being applied to primary school children as teachers hold their breath through SATs season.
According to findings by Kelloggs, 53 per cent of children in year six sitting their SATs this week, will be skipping breakfast, with 88 per cent attributing this to pre-exam nerves.
A 13 per cent of those who did manage to eat before the test admitted they only ate chocolate bars and 6 per cent survived on energy drinks.
John Coe of the National Association of Primary Education said: “It’s shocking that children are going into key exams with an empty tummy. But what’s also important is that primary school children sitting SATs are able to start the day in a safe and supportive environment so they can perform as well as possible.